Councillor calls time on PM Theresa May

A STALYBRIDGE councillor believes it is ‘inevitable’ that Theresa May will leave as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

Liam Billington insists the future is bright for the party he represents in the Stalybridge South ward of Tameside Council.

Cllr Liam Billington

But speaking on national radio, he admitted he can see a change in leadership coming.

Appearing on BBC Radio Five Live’s Question Time Extra Time, he said: “I don’t think it’s the right time to swap Theresa May just yet but being entirely honest I think it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen at some point.”

Billington did have host Adrian Chiles squirming after he revealed journalist Isabel Oakeshott was his favourite person on the panel at the BBC TV show, which was filmed in Canary Wharf.

“Are you a married man?” asked the presenter, leaning towards whether the councillor fancied her, only to get the reply: “It’s t’other bus unfortunately!”

Billington admits he is a ‘leaver’ when it comes to the thorny subject of Brexit, which is dominating the political landscape and will dominate it for years to come.

And he says the Prime Minister’s conduct in the face of ‘disgraceful’ treatment has increased support for pulling out of the European Union.

He added: “It’s going as expected though. It was never going to be an easy process to begin with.

“Theresa May has suffered a lot of unfair criticism and the way she’s been treated by the EU has been quite disgraceful and has put more and more people behind her now.”

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