Theresa May Insists She Is Here for the Long Term – determined to lead the way through Brexit
Theresa May has said she wants to lead the Conservatives into the next general election, telling the BBC she intends to remain in power for the long term.
In Japan, the PM made clear her job was not just to deliver Brexit but to define the UK’s place in the world. Also to tackle domestic injustices.
Some reports have suggested she could stand down in 2019 after EU withdrawal.
Boris Johnson said Mrs May had his undivided backing to lead the party into another general election campaign.
The foreign secretary, speaking on a visit to Nigeria, added that the prime minister could certainly win an absolute majority.
Mrs May has been under pressure after losing her Commons majority in a snap election called earlier this year. At the time former Chancellor, George Osborne described her as a dead woman walking
The next general election is not scheduled to take place until May 2022, by which point Mrs May – if she stayed in Downing Street – would have been PM for nearly six years.
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