May prepares to deliver conference speech as Tory MP joins calls for no confidence vote – Politics live

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Rolling coverage of the final day of the Conservative conference in Birmingham, including Theresa May’s keynote speech

Here is the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg on the Duddridge letter. She has posted a Twitter thread starting here.

And by 11am he had – not a great look for the PM for another letter to in shortly before her big speech https://t.co/gmSR0zjrRv

Speaking about his decision to join those MPs calling for a no confidence vote in Theresa May (Andrew Bridgen is one, but others have not gone public), James Duddridge said he was submitted a letter “with heavy heart”. He said:

The prime minister seems incapable of doing this. I have not met a single MP who thinks she will lead us into another election after the last disastrous snap election.

We will fail to cut through on issues other than Brexit until we are beyond Brexit, yet the can is kicked further and further down the road.

I make that 36 letters now calling for a no confidence vote in the Prime Minister https://t.co/aBUb1t4T4p

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