Theresa May says she will carry on as Prime Minister for “as long as people want me to serve” as she prepares to re-shuffle her Cabinet team.
The Prime Minister confirmed that she wants to lead the Conservatives into the next general election – due to take place in 2022 – saying: “I’m not a quitter. I’m in this for the long term.”
But pressed on the BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show on whether she would still be there the next time the country goes to the polls, she replied: “Obviously I serve as long as people want me to serve.”
Her comments came as Downing Street sources indicated she would begin her expected reshuffle on Monday amid reports that a series of senior ministers are set to be axed or moved.
May has been forced to make changes to her top team following the resignation last month of Damian Green as first secretary of state after he admitted to lying about the alleged discovery of pornographic images on his Commons computer during a police raid.
His departure is expected to trigger a wider ministerial re-jig.
“Some changes do have to be made and I will be making some changes,” May said.