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Theresa May to set her departure date after vote on Brexit bill
Prime minister and Graham Brady will meet again ‘to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader.’
Updated 5/16/19, 4:24 PM CET
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for her departure — but only after her Brexit bill goes back to the House of Commons for a vote in early June.
May today held talks with Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful Conservative backbench 1922 committee. After that meeting, Brady said in a statement that May is “devoting her efforts” to getting her Brexit deal approved by parliament in the week of June 3.
The two will meet again after that “to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader.”
There have been calls from some Tories to force May out of office now, but the 1922 executive has shied away from changing its rules to allow another confidence vote in her leadership. The prime minister survived such a vote in December and cannot be challenged again for 12 months under the current party regulations.
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