November 15, 2018 / 1:03 PM / a month ago

Conservative lawmaker Rees-Mogg to submit letter of no confidence in PM May

FILE PHOTO: Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg delivers a speech at a Brexit rally during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, Britain, September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Senior eurosceptic UK Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg will submit a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, a spokesman for the influential eurosceptic group of Conservative lawmakers he leads said.

A challenge is triggered if 48 Conservatives write such letters. May could be toppled if 158 of her 315 lawmakers vote against her.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Kylie MacLellan

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