British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no-confidence from members of her own Conservative party on Wednesday.
The threshold of support needed to trigger a no-confidence vote in the prime minister was reached Tuesday evening, according to Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative Party's '1922 Committee', a group of influential backbench members of parliament (MPs).
The vote was triggered after 15 percent of the Conservative parliamentary party submitted letters to Brady in recent weeks. A ballot will now be held between 1800 to 2000 (London time) on December 12, the 1922 Committee said in a press release.
"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," Theresa May said on the steps of Downing Street on Wednesday.
By mid-morning, 110 Conservative MPs had publicly backed the prime minister, Sky News reported. May needs a simple majority to win the confidence vote, that is, 158 out of the 315 Conservative MPs eligible to vote in the secret ballot.
She said the entire Brexit process would be put at risk if a change of leadership took place. "The British people want us to get on with it (Brexit) and they want us to focus on the other matters that matter to them too."