A new poll by the ConservativeHome website shows that the vast majority of Conservative members want Theresa May to stand down immediately.
The poll, the third such survey in the last two months, showed that support for the prime Minister resigning had surged from 71 per cent a month ago to a staggering 82 per cent now.
The poll follows abysmal results for the Conservatives in the local elections held on Thursday, in which the party lost over 1,300 councillors. The party is also expected to do badly in the upcoming European Parliament elections due on May 23rd.
According to the latest YouGov poll, the Conservatives are in a distant third place on 13 per cent behind the Brexit Party on 30 per cent and Labour on 21 per cent. The poll follows calls by many members including former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith for Mrs May to set an immediate date for her departure.