The Prime Minister was forced to nap on a couch when her talks overran and she didn’t have time to return to go to the UK’s official residence. Mrs May, 62, instead had to sleep on the sofa in the Council Building, according to The Sun On Sunday. The overrun conference was her last as Prime Minister and also meant she could not attend the LGBTQ+ bash she was supposed to host on Tuesday night.
A source said: It wasn’t a dream scenario. The summit overran massively, nothing could get agreed or signed-off as per usual. Theresa decided to plough on through the night.
“There was a sofa outside one of the conference rooms and Theresa gamely grabbed some quick shut-eye.
“She got her head down here for an hour or so with her security detail close by. She is nothing if not stoical.”
Mrs May, who is also type 1 diabetic, has been known to work around the clock.
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Many of her Downing Street colleagues have slept on the sofa before with one senior official reportedly taking a nap over a desk.
A source at No. 10 said: “The PM was unable to go back to the residence as the business went on to 10am or 11am the next day.
“I don’t know how much nap she got but it must have been short. She looked in better shape than the rest of us at breakfast.”
It comes as Mrs May was accused of playing “petty politics” after excluding Boris Johnson from security briefings.
Downing Street has faced claims that Mrs May excluded Mr Johnson in a bid to undermine him.
Mr Johnson said it was “not true” that information had been held back from him.
He added he was “extremely dubious about the provenance” of the story, according to The Sun.
Despite the reports, Mr Johnson led in a poll of Tory members with 67 percent saying he was the best choice for leader compared to rival Jeremy Hunt’s 29 percent.