Late night talks have been taking place between Buckingham Palace and the Cabinet Office this evening amidst the ongoing political uncertainty.
According to Tim Shipman of the Sunday Times, “conversations have taken place between Cabinet Office and Palace.”
I know I’m hours after the fray. But source in No10 says 48 letters are in and second source says conversations have taken place between Cabinet Office and Palace
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) December 11, 2018
The news comes as rumours swirl that the Prime Minister will face a vote of no confidence, possibly as soon as tomorrow.
If Theresa May does indeed face a no confidence vote, this is an internal matter for the Conservative Party, and is not something that The Queen would get involved with.
However, contingency plans need to be made in order for there to be a smooth transition of power if Mrs May is ousted as PM.
If Mrs May does face a vote of no confidence, she will need the support of 50.01% of MPs in her party.
If she loses the vote, she will be forced to stand down, and a successor will be chosen.