Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee gather that she will extend government in a less governing path, after carrying out modest reshuffle

Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to hurl their load behind her at a crunch gather on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Conservatives majority was wiped out in Thursdays general election.

The prime minister is expected to signal to her parliamentary colleagues that she will move her government in a more collegiate, less governing direction, after sacrificing her two closest consultants, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy.

May carried out a modest reshuffle of her top team on Sunday as speculation continued to twirl about her future, including bringing back Michael Gove into government as context secretary, supplanting Andrea Leadsom. Gove crashed out of the cabinet last year after objection May for the Conservative leadership, stymying Boris Johnsons fortunes in the process.

With many backbenchers accusing May for the partys poor concert at the polls, one senior Conservative said she would have to give a barnstorming performance at the session of the working party 1922 committee of MPs to hold on to her job.

George Osborne, who was sacked by May as chancellor last year, described her as a dead woman ambling, telling the BBCs Andrew Marr Show: It is just how long she is going to remain on extinction row. I think we will know very shortly. We could easily are going to the centre of next week and it all breakdowns for her.

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