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Britain in chaos: Theresa May could face leadership spill

The leadership of British Prime Minister Theresa May is in chaos.

She could face a leadership spill within hours as her party has enough support for a vote of no confidence over her handling of Britains planned divorce from the UK.

48 Conservative MPs have submitted letters to say they no longer support her – the number needed to oust her from the top job.

The British PM has made a statement in London, saying she believes the Brexit deal is still under control.

She’s vowed to fight the vote on her leadership with “everything she’s got”.

Theo Ashwood from LBC Radio in London tells Ross Greenwood there’s a number of possible replacements waiting in the wings should Ms May fall.

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Ms May will face the leadership contest tomorrow morning Australian time.