Breaking News: May faces leadership challenge

Prime Minister Theresa May will now face a leadership challenge in the Conservative party after the threshold for a vote of no confidence was met.

Sir Graham Brady confirmed in a statement that 15% of the party had sent letters to him and the contest would begin.

If Theresa May overcomes the vote and gains support of her party it would be 12 months before another attempt could happen.

Justice Secretary David Gauke told Sky News that the news was 'disappointing' and urged MPs to back the Prime Minister.

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