40 Conservative MPs are ready to oust Theresa May — 8 short of the number needed to trigger a leadership contest

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Business Insider—Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images Forty British members of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her. 48 are required to trigger a party leadership contest. An earlier attempt to unseat May after her disastrous speech at the annual party conference fizzled out. May has lost two cabinet ministers — defense secretary Michael Fallon and aid minister Priti Patel — in the last several weeks. LONDON (Reuters) - Forty British...

Tory leadership contest looms as 40 MPs call to oust Theresa May. 40 Conservative MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in the prime minister over her lack of control over the party and Brexit negotiations.