Grassroot Conservatives announce intention to vote ‘no confidence’ in May

by Westmonster

With an emergency meeting set to be held on 15th June, Tory activists across the country are now readying to vote no confidence in Theresa May.

What will be voted on is clear enough: “Almost 3 years since we voted to leave and after 2 extensions to the original departure date, we no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as Prime Minister to lead us forward in the negotiations.

“We therefore with great reluctance ask that she considers her position and resigns, to allow the Conservative Party to choose another leader, and the country to move forward and negotiate our exit from the EU.”

A stream of Conservatives are now openly stating that they will be attending the meeting – and voting against May going on in her current role.

The Chair of Canterbury Conservatives, Greig Baker, has wrote: “I will be attending the special meeting of the Conservatives National Convention and I will be voting no confidence in Theresa May.”

Daniel Soan, Chair of the Northampton South Tory Association, has said: “As you may have seen in the press an EGM of the National Conservative Convention has been called for the 15th June as requested by the requisite number of Association Chairmen signing a motion to hold the meeting. I can confirm that I signed that motion.

“The business of the meeting will be to debate Theresa May’s leadership and to call on her to consider her position and resign. I no longer feel that she should lead our country. This is a position that I have held for some time.

“I hope that the meeting is not required. I hope that she sets out and enacts her departure as soon as possible.”

Peter Bedford, Chair of the Bosworth Conservatives: “Can confirm that I will be attending the extraordinary meeting of the Conservative National Convention on Sat 15th June in London in my capacity as Chairman of Bosworth Tories. It is with genuine sadness that I will be supporting the motion as published.”

Dinah Glover, a Chair in the East End of London, wrote on Twitter: “This is the meeting that we’ve worked hard to call. I really hope that the PM recognises it’s time to go rather than putting the Party through this. We need a Leader who believes in Brexit.”

Whilst John Davey, the Chair of Erith and Thamesmead Conservative Association, has said: “I am a Chairman and I will be there. Conservatives are all about democracy, but when I see standards slipping, I will do everything I can to restore our commitments to our core values.”

If even Conservatives activists have so little faith in May, how can she possibly lead the country forward?