Iain Duncan Smith Says May Must Go Now

4 May 2019, 12:54 | Updated: 4 May 2019, 16:49

The former Tory party chairman was clear that Theresa May has to set a date for her departure or the party would be forced to do it for her.

Speaking in the wake of "terrible" local election results Mr Duncan Smith told Matt Frei that Theresa May was now a "caretaker Prime Minister."

"We have to make a change," he said speaking on the leadership of the Conservative party.

"The message was loud and clear that, since March 29, people have decided they are absolutely furious with the political class.

"The Committee has to sit again now, urgently, and decide that either the Prime Minister sets the immediate date for departure or, I’m afraid, they must do it for her," he said.

Mr Duncan Smith was referring to the powerful 1922 committee Conservative Party backbenchers.

The prominent leave supporter was speaking to LBC's Matt Frei.
The prominent leave supporter was speaking to LBC's Matt Frei. Picture: LBC/PA

Mr Duncan Smith then went on to say the country has a "caretaker Prime Minister."

He said that the election result was a "clear and devastating judgement" on the Tories handling of Brexit.

Shockwaves have hit the party since 29th of March, he said, and local election losses a "shockwave at the leadership."

This is a" judgement on leadership," and with sadness Mr Duncan Smith said it makes May's tenure as a caretaker.