No appetite among British Conservatives to oust PM May, says key lawmaker

Theresa May addresses the country as her husband looks on after Britain's election. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Lawmakers in Britain's Conservative Party have no appetite to oust Prime Minister Theresa May after her failure to win the party a majority in an election on Thursday (June 8) or to hold a fresh election soon, a senior party member said on Friday.

Graham Brady, a lawmaker who chairs a committee which oversees leadership challenges, said May's campaign performance had flaws, but the party wanted continuity.

"I think what I'm hearing mostly from colleagues is that there is no appetite for plunging the government and country into a period of turmoil, that we really do want to try to offer some continuity," Brady told the BBC in an interview.

"I don't think there is any great appetite either for a leadership contest or, the public will be relieved to hear, for a general election," he added.

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