'I'm no quitter' - Theresa May vows to lead the Conservative Party in 2022 general election

'I'm no quitter' - Theresa May vows to lead the Conservative Party in 2022 general election

The Prime Minister made the declaration while on her current trip to Japan

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Theresa May has vowed to lead the Conservative Party at the next General Election.

The Prime Minister is currently in Japan on a diplomatic visit, and chose to address reports of her standing down the day before Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

In a series of interview during this trip, she made it clear she would fight on, promising to implement social reform to deliver a brighter future for Britain.

Mrs May said the speculation about her had “no basis in it whatsoever”, insisting she was “in this for the long term” and wasn’t “a quitter” ahead of the 2022 election.

The tone marks a contrast to the one she took after the snap general election earlier this year, where the vote she called saw the Tories lose their Parliamentary majority.

Following the hung Parliament result, she told backbench MPs she would serve as long as the party wanted it.

The Prime Minister’s trip to Japan has seen her visit the ancient capital of Kyoto for meetings with her Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.

She is due to have a series of meetings in Tokyo on Thursday.

 

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