Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged the prime minister to go and see the Queen and urgently resign after a third of the Tory party voted against her this evening.
The Brexiteer said the results were terrible for Theresa May as she fended off the confidence vote by 200 to 117.
Mr Rees-Mogg told the BBC: Its a terrible result for the Prime Minister, it really is.
Of course I accept this result, but the Prime Minister must realise that under all constitutional norms, she ought to go to see the Queen urgently and resign.
Constitutionally if a prime minister cant get her business through the House of Commons – and on Monday the prime minister got up and said she was going to lose so heavily she wasnt even going to call the vote – and then discovers that the overwhelming majority of her backbenchers have voted against her, she clearly doesnt have the confidence of the House of Commons and she should make way for someone who does.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the win chaos and said: Tonights vote makes no difference to the lives of our people.
The prime minister has lost her majority in parliament, her government is in chaos and she is unable to deliver a Brexit deal that works for the country and puts jobs and the economy first.
Thats why she pulled the vote on her botched Brexit deal this week and is trying to avoid bringing it back to Parliament. Its clear that she has not been able to negotiate the necessary changes in Europe.
He added: She must now bring her dismal deal back to the House of Commons next week so Parliament can take back control.
Labour is ready to govern for the whole country and deliver a deal that protects living standards and workers rights.
Brexiteer backbencher Peter Bone echoed Rees-Moggs comments and said: The prime minister is clearly in a difficult position.
If you have got more than a third of your party voting against you and you have a payroll vote of more than 150, how on earth can you stay on? I just dont see how shed do it.
Asked by a reporter if May should have a sleep, wake up tomorrow morning and say “I clearly havent got the support of my party, I need to resign”, Mr Bone replied: That is exactly what I think she should do.
May said she accepted that a significant number of Tory MPs voted against her but promised to get on with job.
She said: This has been a long and challenging day. I am pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues.
A significant number of colleagues did cast a vote against me and Ive listened to what theyve said.
Following the ballet, we now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for British people.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell tweeted: Shocking result for Theresa May.
Even having offered to go before the next general election she still has a huge 117 Tory MPs, a third of her party, voting against her and not having confidence in her. Wow.
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage posted: Mrs May limps on to her next failure, the deal wont pass and the real crisis is close.
However, many supported May after her win, with foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt saying: Huge congrats to Theresa May whose stamina, resilience and decency has again won the day and given her the chance to deliver Brexit for our country.
And Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said: Convincing result for prime minister in ballot tonight. Vital we now get on with delivering Brexit.
David Gauke said: Very comfortable victory for Theresa May. Removing her would have been self indulgent and irresponsible. Glad that a large majority agreed.
James Cleverly said: The PM has won the confidence vote. Now we should focus on the job of leaving the EU and keeping the economy growing.
Home secretary Sajid Javid tweeted: Right, vote over. Time to come together, deliver Brexit and so much more.