Who has written no confidence letters against Theresa May?

The revolt against the Conservative Party leader has been prompted by her "soft" Brexit deal which she agreed with EU leaders.

Which MPs have publicly said they've written no confidence letters against Theresa May?

The Tories are in turmoil over the PM's Brexit deal with some submitting letters of no confidence.

Only 26 Tory MPs have gone public, saying they have written letters however others may have submitted letters but have kept it private.

Some who have submitted letter may have then withdrawn them at a later date, having changed their minds.

To force a leadership contest 15 percent of Tory MPs have to submit a letter, which currently means 48 or more letters are needed.

So far this seems to be some way off.

Here are the ones that have gone public:

What is the 1922 Committee?

The Committee gives backbench Tory MPs the chance to air their concerns, report on constituency work and co-ordinate legislative agendas.

It can also form to issue a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Unless the leader steps down voluntarily, a leadership challenge usually begins with a vote of no confidence being called.

Currently it would take 48 letters to be submitted to trigger a vote.

This means that, in the event of a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister, committee chairman Sir Graham Brady must receive a total of 48 letters from MPs who wish to seek a new Tory party leader.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leading Eurosceptic, put pressure on Mrs May to quit after he submitted a letter of no confidence in the PM to Sir Graham, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, which prompted other Eurosceptic Tories to do the same.

Have they reached 48 letters?

As of this morning, Sir Graham Brady has received all 48 votes necessary to call the no confidence vote.

The chair of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives has now received letters from 15 per cent of the party's MPs and has made the announcement.

If May wins, they can not challenge her leadership for another year.

But, if she loses, there will be a leadership election and she will not be allowed to run.


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