Grant Shapps Claims 30 Tory MPs Back Theresa May’s Resignation

Grant Shapps, the former Conservative Party chairman, has said that some former Conservative cabinet ministers believe that Theresa May, the Prime Minister, should stand down. May’s position has been weakened since the General Election and speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Shapps said that the party should “stop burying its head in the sand”.

Shapps indicated that there were thirty MPs who would support Theresa May standing down, but he admitted that there were no current Cabinet Ministers calling for her resignation. The move comes days after a difficult Conservative Party conference speech where the Prime Minister struggled with a cold and a problematic stage backdrop.