Suella Braverman meets Jacob Rees Mogg '“ but backs Theresa May to stay as PMÂ

FAREHAM MP Suella Braverman, who resigned from the government yesterday, says Theresa May should stay as prime minister.

Friday, 16th November 2018, 1:45 pm
Updated Friday, 16th November 2018, 2:46 pm
Suella Braverman at the annual Fareham Conservatives dinner with Jacob Rees Mogg and others

Mrs Braverman and Jacob Rees Mogg pair attended Fareham Conservative Association's annual dinner at the Holiday Inn in the borough last night.

Mrs Braverman said: '˜This dinner has been on the cards for 12 months so it is coincidence that he was here last night after everything that happened yesterday.

'˜Of course we talked about the vote of no confidence but I have not put in a letter against the PM. The only person on the planet who knows how many letters have been put in is Sir Graham Brady.'

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Sir Graham is the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 committee, to whom MPs would address a vote of no confidence in their leader. 

Mrs Braverman added: '˜I do want the prime minister to continue but I want us to stick to the policies that were voted for in the referendum.'

Mrs Braverman resigned yesterday from her position as junior minister in the Brexit department.

She told The News: '˜It was a significant day for me yesterday and it was not an easy decision however I want to be able to look people in Fareham in the eye and know that I have done right by them.

'˜The majority voted for leave and a high majority voted for me as their MP so I want to represent them.'