Confidence Vote in May is Finally Here [Updated with Final Results & Reactions]
After much waiting, the confidence vote in British PM Theresa May has finally arrived after letters to Graham Brady to trigger the vote crossed the 48 threshold.
Unfortunately, despite the complete horlicks she’s been making of negotiating brexit, early signs are suggesting she’s going to survive the experience.
MPs cast their votes as 158 MPs say they WILL back the PM: May is projected to win vote of confidence, protecting her from coups for a YEAR – and leaving her free to ‘finish the job’ of Brexit https://t.co/XXDKAuYrR5 via @MailOnline #YouHadOneJob
— ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) December 12, 2018
Theresa May ‘will win’ no-confidence vote tonight – but could still be toppled as PM https://t.co/VHdCbkZ2jB
— ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) December 12, 2018
What would you like to see happen?
…. and who would you like to see take over as PM if she loses?
Next Conservative Party Leader if May Goes
- Boris Johnson (100%, 1 Votes)
- Stay with Theresa May (0%, 0 Votes)
- Priti Patel (0%, 0 Votes)
- Dominic Raab (0%, 0 Votes)
- Jeremy Hunt (0%, 0 Votes)
- Penny Maudaunt (0%, 0 Votes)
- Amber Rudd (0%, 0 Votes)
- Michael Gove (0%, 0 Votes)
- Sajid Javid (0%, 0 Votes)
- Jacob Rees-Mogg (0%, 0 Votes)
- David Davis (0%, 0 Votes)
- Other (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 1
UPDATE: Around 19hrs prior to me creating this blog post, the peeps over at Conservative Voice created a similar poll over at their Facebook page which I’ve only just spotted in my timeline moments after first publishing this post, and currently stands after 1.2k votes: May Must Stay 19%, Change Leader Now 81% with 6 days remaining.
Elsewhere on Social Media regarding this story…….
Nailed it https://t.co/4wF3GoirLG
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) December 12, 2018
— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) December 12, 2018
Owen Paterson becomes most senior Tory MP to submit letter of no confidence in PM.
Says MPs can no longer take PM at her word & accuses her of treating Brexit ‘miserably’ like a ‘problem to be solved rather than an opportunity to be grasped’https://t.co/1Q930sdOG2
— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) December 11, 2018
My guide to anti PM Votes tonight…
< 48 Total humiliation for ERG
> 48 Labour say total humiliation
>80 ERG will frame as a win
>100 PM will be damaged
>120 PM may be fatally damaged
>140 Cabinet may hand a silver revolver to PM
< 158 No 10 claim as a win
> 158 New PM needed pic.twitter.com/lNDFwdX0eh
— Iain Dale (@IainDale) December 12, 2018
Being very busy doesn’t necessarily mean an individual is being productive. I admire Theresa May’s stamina but as Conservative Leader and Prime Minister she’s seen Brexit as a problem to be mitigated not a global opportunity. Therefore, regrettably, I have lost confidence in her.
— Henry Smith MP 🇬🇧 (@HenrySmithUK) December 12, 2018
Can any Conservative May-supporting MP outline clearly and succinctly to me how May continuing leads to a successful Withdrawal Agreement passing Parl while sticking to manifesto pledges? And if not, how she can stay given she believes in her deal “with every fibre of her being”?
— Ryan Bourne (@MrRBourne) December 12, 2018
Dunno why. Might have it wrong, but I’ve just a nagging idea May might not get the numbers tonight. So many MPs feel perpetually overlooked – and the idea that Another as leader might make them a minister could just tip things over…. we’ll know soon enough
— Douglas Carswell (@DouglasCarswell) December 12, 2018
Some ERG are claiming they felt May ‘lost the room’ in response to a question from Steve Double – he asked her to reflect on what she would have done differently over the last two years to avoid getting to this point. (1/2)
— Tom Rayner (@RaynerSkyNews) December 12, 2018
The Final Headdesk inducing result:
— Cllr Ian Sherwood (@CllrIanSherwood) December 12, 2018
117 Conservative MPs don’t have confidence in Theresa May. That’s a lot higher than she’d of liked.
— Brexit (@richie_1994wale) December 12, 2018
— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) December 12, 2018
That is worse than I was expecting for the prime minister
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) December 12, 2018
May survives. 45 years of stitch up continues pic.twitter.com/62kUOUtrf7
— Ted Gammon: People voted in June 2016 not Martians (@Mr__XYZ) December 12, 2018
Theresa May survives. Tory MPs vote for more humiliation.
— Voice of Reason (@brexitblog_info) December 12, 2018
WATCH | @Jacob_Rees_Mogg: “Under all constitutional norms she should go see the Queen and resign… The overwhelming majority of her non-paid backbenchers have voted against her, she clearly doesn’t have the confidence of the Commons – she should make way for someone who does.” pic.twitter.com/p90fGgfZ1S
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) December 12, 2018
Delingpole: Ding Dong the Witch Isn’t Dead. May Lives to Ruin Brexit https://t.co/hcpXgfOLKo
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 12, 2018
NATIONAL NEWS: Victory for survivor May but her resilience may not be enough in Brexit battle https://t.co/hLVlrfatn5
— Minster FM (@minsterfm) December 12, 2018
“A terrible result for the Prime Minister” says Jacob Rees Mogg of a 63%-37% margin, having repeatedly said 52-48 is the will of the people and cannot be overturned…
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) December 12, 2018
Nearly 37% of Tory Party in Parliament has no confidence in Theresa May. Very close to point where she has to go
— Effie Deans (@Effiedeans) December 12, 2018
A solid result for @theresa_may and I’m delighted for her. We now regroup and deliver for our country and the great nation we serve
— Simon Hoare MP (@Simon4NDorset) December 12, 2018
— The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) December 12, 2018
With the #ConfidenceVote it’s worth noting that when Labour held a vote of no confidence in Corbyn in 2016 (that he ignored), only 40 Labour MPs had confidence in him.
172 had NO confidence in Corbyn.
200 HAD confidence in Theresa May.#comewhatmay
— Alicia Kearns (@aliciakearns) December 12, 2018
May’s re-election means that the Government will continue to work to manipulate the Commons into accepting EU’s withdrawal agreement. She’ll get Juncker to put lipstick on the pig.
— Steven Woolfe MEP (@Steven_Woolfe) December 12, 2018
“The parliamentary party does have confidence in Theresa May”
Chairman of 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady says PM wins #ConfidenceVote, with 200 out of 317 Conservative MPs supporting her leadership of the partyhttps://t.co/9Vw2gOQoDc pic.twitter.com/7Delcb1vO1
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 12, 2018
37% of Tory MPs have no confidence in Theresa May to lead them. I’m sure some of the rest will try to present that as good news; it’s not.
If she wanted loyalty, she should have got a dog… #ConfidenceVote
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) December 12, 2018
— Alf Garnett (@MrAlfredGarnett) December 12, 2018
— Will (@willrb5) December 12, 2018
Polling yesterday shows that most voters want Mrs May to stay, by 40 per cent to 34 per cent https://t.co/WHmiAHX3js
— The Times of London (@thetimes) December 12, 2018
Yesterday the Prime Minister had 2 big issues:
1) No parliamentary majority for her Withdrawal Agreement
2) Without the DUP, no majority for anything else
All today does is add a 3rd issue:
3) 37% of her MPs have no confidence in her.
This is not a sustainable position.
— Rebecca Ryan | #StandUp4Brexit (@BeccyRyan) December 12, 2018
Quite simply, any MP that votes in favour of Theresa May tonight is a f**king disgrace.
A disgrace to the 17.4m leave voters, a disgrace to everyone who voted for the Conservative manifesto, a disgrace to democracy & a disgrace to the UK.
Deliver what the people want or resign!
— Mark (@markantro) December 12, 2018
A lot of the MP’s are on party payroll i.e. have jobs as advisers, researchers etc so not going to vote to lose their extra salary. Around 150. That’s why she was always sure she’d win #voteofnoconfidence
— Sandy Macdonald (@Macdonald2Sandy) December 12, 2018