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Will Theresa May be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2019?

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UK is currently in a state of political turmoil after cold reception of Theresa's May government draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

According to the Independent:

The 1922 Committee, currently chaired by Sir Graham Brady, has the power to trigger a no confidence vote in the party leader in the event that it receives such letters from 15 per cent of MPs (meaning 48 at present). Once the threshold is passed Sir Graham is obliged to begin the vote as soon as possible.

If the prime minister survives the vote and sees off a leadership challenge, she would be rewarded with a year’s immunity from a fresh coup attempt.

But if she were to lose, she would be obliged to step down and allow for the election of a replacement, once again plunging Westminster into chaos. Downing Street has said Ms May would fight any no confidence motion.

A no confidence vote was last successfully used in 1979 and before that in 1924.

The question asks will Theresa May be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at 1 January 2019?

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