November 15, 2018 / 2:10 PM / a month ago

PM May could be replaced in weeks rather than months - Rees-Mogg

A still image from video footage shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking about Brexit, in the House of Commons, in central London, Britain November 15, 2018. Parbul TV/Handout via Reuters TV

LONDON (Reuters) - A leadership challenge to British Prime Minister Theresa May could be completed in weeks, eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.

“I think it can be done quite quickly. I think the parliamentary processes can be sped up,” he told reporters, adding “not months, but I think weeks” when asked about a timeframe.

He named Boris Johnson, David Davis, Esther McVey and Dominic Raab, who have all quit May’s cabinet this year, as possible future leaders, as well as Penny Mordaunt, who was widely rumoured to be considering her cabinet position.

Reporting by Sarah Young and Costas Pitas, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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