Giving a “stonking” performance, Theresa May won a stay of execution from her Conservative Party on Monday, winning support from disillusioned lawmakers after losing a parliamentary majority at last week’s national election.
The prime minister was described as “contrite” at a meeting of Conservative members called the 1922 Committee, apologising to those politicians who lost their seats in an election she did not need to hold and promising to clear up “the mess” she made on Thursday by working more widely with her party.
For some who attended, it was a performance strong enough to convince doubters over her future.
Her foreign minister, Boris Johnson, described it on Twitter as a: “Stonking performance by the PM at 1922. One team going forward together for the UK.”