As Theresa May’s prepares to face those challenging her leadership, MPs share their views on this evening's vote.

Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith claimed it was "time for a change" as he reacted to the news there would be a vote of no confidence in Theresa May's leadership of the Conservative Party.

Mr Smith went on Good Morning Britain today to discuss the challenge to Mrs May’s leadership after more than 48 MPs sent letters to the 1922 committee, triggering the vote.

He told show: “I did not the sign the letter. I was leader and I faced this sort of thing and it is not what I would do.

“But I do think, if you want my honest view, the mood shifted quite dramatically on Monday with the decision not to hold the vote and her statement which many colleagues said ‘well, she said nothing different, if you’re going to postpone the vote there should have been some dynamic which would have changed things.’”

When asked why whether he thought she would survive the vote this evening, he added: “A few weeks ago I would have said that she would survive a vote of confidence but the mood has shifted.

“But having said that, it is very difficult to predict because MPs are the most perfidious people you have ever come across. So when you tell them to do one thing then they do another.

“I think there is a very good chance she won’t be able to get over the threshold. I could be wrong because we are dealing with moods and even in 24 hours people can change their minds a hundred different times.

“Lots of my middle ground colleagues want clarity.

“At the end of the day you either lead and demand others follow you or nobody ever coalesces. People take leadership, even when they don’t like the leader.”

When asked who he believes should lead the party, he said: “It is a very difficult question because whoever comes to lead the party faces the same situation as Theresa May does.

“The question is whether someone can negotiate a free trade deal that the EU will accept without any of the conditions, such as the customs union that the Prime Minister is determined to get.

“I did speak to Monsieur Barnier about all of this and he said that it was on the table until only about three or four weeks ago.

“It needs to be someone that originally voted to leave. So there is a list of people there: Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson, Sajid David and Jeremy Hunt.

“Within politics people like Boris and other big characters, there will be many people that don’t like them, don’t want them for various reasons. He has as much chance as anyone else of winning the leadership. I don’t think you should write him off simply because there some that loathe him.”

When questioned about the prospect of a second referendum, Mr Duncan Smith said: “My concern is in the whole principle of holding another referendum.

“My mailbag is full of letters from all around the country with people saying that we had our vote get on and deliver the vote.

“Like it or not the public made a decision - all through the campaign - they all promised them that this was a once in a lifetime vote.”

Labour MP for Ilford North Wes Streeting voted to remain in the European Union during the 2016 referendum.

Mr Streeting said: “It’s not just a change of Prime Minister that we need but a change of Government. This whole Brexit mess has been about Tory Party divisions from day one. It’s appalling that they’re putting their infighting ahead of the country.

“At least they’ve finally conceded the point that it’s perfectly possible to revisit a decision made in 2016 when new facts emerge that show the original decision to be a bad one.

“It’s time to take the Brexit deal out of the hands of squabbling Tory MPs and put it directly to the people with the option to remain in the EU.”