Tory MP Pritchard: Leadership change could be done in a fortnight

Tory MP Mark Pritchard has laid out out how quickly a Tory leadership process could be done and dusted within a few weeks.

Writing on Twitter this morning, Pritchard said: “Lots of wild and loose talk about leadership moves. There is no vacancy.

“However, on a technical point, if a vacancy did arise process need not take more than 2 working weeks – 4 days in Commons (if needed) and 6 days with membership – does not need to be an overly long process.”

Leadership change now being openly discussed by Conservative MPs as Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces a fierce backlash.