State & Ceremonial

Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Theresa May “to see The Queen urgently and resign” following confidence vote

Jacob Rees-Mogg has called on the Prime Minister to “urgently” tender her resignation to The Queen, despite winning a vote of no confidence on Wednesday evening.

Speaking immediately after the result of the vote was declared, the Tory Brexiteer said: “The Prime Minister must realise that under all constitutional norms she ought to go and see The Queen urgently and resign.”

Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote with 200 out of 317 Tory MPs supporting her to stay on as leader.

However, crucially 117 members of her own party said they had no confidence in her, meaning the matter is not fully resolved.

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