THE Prime Minister is facing a fresh mutiny after furious backbenchers vowed that they would move to oust her in a matter of weeks if the UK were to participate in the EU elections.

The calls came as May made a desperate plea to MPs to back her deal last night, warning that Brexit would “slip through our fingers”.

“Because Parliament has made clear it will stop the UK leaving without a deal, we now have a stark choice: leave the European Union with a deal or do not leave at all”, she said.

“The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all. It would mean letting the Brexit that the British people voted for slip through our fingers. I will not stand for that. It is essential we deliver what people voted for, and to do that we need to get a deal over the line.”

Nigel Evans MP, who is an executive member of the 1922 committee, said that if May could only secure a significant extension from the EU and failed to deliver Brexit, she would be met with overwhelming pressure to step down.

“At the moment there is focus on delivering Brexit, but if a long delay becomes a reality I believe the noises off about removing the prime minister will become a cacophony,” he said.

“I and many other Conservatives would prefer leaving the EU on World Trade Organisation terms to any humiliating long extension that forces us to take part in the European elections.”