Grant Shapps Says Tory Ministers Privately Agree May Should Go

Lucy Bush
October 7, 2017

Some cabinet ministers privately agree Theresa May should step aside, a former Conservative party chairman has said, as pressure grows on the prime minister to call a leadership election. "The solution is not to bury heads in the sand", he said.

The Conservative Party is failing miserably to hide the fractures in its ranks.

May's speech was later repeatedly halted by coughing fits, for which finance minister Philip Hammond gave her a sweet. In another move to help families, she said the government would introduce a cap on energy prices to stop people being ripped off by high gas and electricity prices.

The prime minister is also under pressure from members of her own party and from Brussels over the Brexit negotiations, which are moving slowly.

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A Conservative spokesman said: "In light of the arrest during the Prime Minister's speech we are working with the police to review the accreditation process and security arrangements for party conference".

Grant Shapps has admitted he was trying to coordinate an attempt to bring about a leadership contest, saying he had the support of around 30 MPs, including five former cabinet ministers.

But Mr Shapps, who was co-chair of the party between 2012 and 2015, told the BBC Mrs May was a "perfectly decent person" but had "rolled the dice" and lost over her decision to call a snap election.

Gove's intervention came as United Kingdom home secretary Amber Rudd made a very public appeal in "The Daily Telegraph" asking May?to continue despite the "trio of mishaps" that blighted her conference speech. She said she took full responsibility for the result which saw her slender majority in the House of Commons replaced by a minority.

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"I think it's been apparent for some time that she would not be fighting the next election in 2022", said Shapps. "He didn't tell me why".

Ahead of Gove's appearance on the programme, Shapps predicted Gove would "very eloquently tell you why it's all fine and we should push on and it will all be OK and I'm simply saying the history says you can't just carry on".

May is on a "final warning" after the "most shambolic conference speech in memory", according to the Times, while the Telegraph claims her future is "hanging in the balance".

On Wednesday the country watched on in amazement as Theresa May's highly-anticipated speech to the Conservative Party conference descended into farce.

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May, who took office after David Cameron resigned following the Brexit referendum previous year, has appeared exhausted in recent days, prompting questions about her enthusiasm for the top job.

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