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FAQ: How does the motion of censure against May?

Crash May or not? This is likely to be tonight. How is the vote of confidence? Who agrees? And what happens if May loses?

Everything fold What exactly is matched?

First of all, it is a party internal vote of no confidence against Theresa May. It is formally the chair of the Tories as the conservative party in the UK is known for short. You should lose this, would not keep her Post as Prime Minister.

What needs to happen to make May the party chairmanship in dispute?

The first step is to call for 15 per cent of the conservative members of Parliament in a letter to the competent Committee a vote of confidence. The Tories in the house of 315 deputies. Therefore, it required 48 votes for the procedure. According to the statements of the Committee Chairman, Graham Brady has reached the minimum limit now.

Behind the motion of censure on the Brexit-the hardliners are probably mainly in their group, the ultra-conservative backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg.

What happens in the case of a vote of confidence?

The confidence vote is held by secret ballot. All conservative members of Parliament could vote. To rush to May, are currently at least 158 members needed. May should survive the vote, it can be for a period of twelve months not more of a challenge - at least not of their own party. Other parties could, however, make a further motion of censure.

In the British house of Commons there are 650 seats. The Parliament speaker and his three deputies are not allowed to vote. Seven Northern Irish Sinn Féin parliamentarians take their mandate not true. Thus, 639 members. The simple majority is reached at 320 votes. Mays Conservatives currently have 315 seats in the lower house. So far May has been based on ten members of the Northern Irish DUP. However, the DUP, the majority of the 257 opposition Labour members, as well as a number of Mays Conservatives had announced that the Brexit agreement not to agree.

when will the Tory vote?

The members are to vote tonight, and between 19 o'clock and 21 o'clock (CET). The result should then be immediately proclaimed - probably against 22 o'clock.

What happens if May loses the vote?

Should lose May the Tory vote of confidence, would her successor through an internal party competition. The winner would be the Prime Minister. A new election is not required.

In the case of several candidates, the conservatives would have to zoom out first, in a secret ballot the box. This would be sorted out in each round, the candidate with the fewest votes. Between the last two candidates remaining, then the Tory members would have to decide in the country in a primary. This process would take several weeks.

The most recent example of 2016. At the time, Prime Minister David Cameron resigned after the Brexit Referendum. Five candidates applied. Left May and the then state Secretary, Andrea Leadsom remained. Leadsom withdrew her application, so that May have had a free run.

a fall Mays Would also have consequences for the Brexit?

The issue of Brexit, there is currently already a mess. To make predictions is so difficult. With high probability we can exclude, however, that a fall Mays would have no impact on the Brexit. The already tight time speaks alone plan.

Because the exit date is the 29. March 2019. If until then all Items can be due to a fall May free, are re-occupied, is questionable. Justice Minister David Gauke has also suggested that the UK must move to exit the EU, should May lose your vote of confidence. According to the assessment of ARD-correspondent Jens-Peter Marquardt would increase with such a shift, the chances of those who want to keep the country in the EU.

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