Vince Cable has told his MPs that he will not remain the leader of the liberal democrat for the long term, but hopes to continue with a thorough reform of his party's code before he sets aside.
Cable must make a speech on September 7, a week before the party members gather for their annual conference in Brighton.
He is expected to formulate proposals for drastic changes to his party's rules, including the introduction of a new category of registered supporters, similar to the hundreds of thousands signed by Jeremy Corbyn in Labor's 2015 Leadership competition.
Another rule change that is being considered is to leave non-parliamentarians for the leadership of the party – a measure that would ignite speculation as to whether Cable made the LibDems a means of redeployment of the core of the Want to make British politics.
Allies denied reports that Cable would use the opportunity to launch a leadership match in the short term, stating that he would not announce a date. But they recognized that while Cable would continue as party leader for a speedy general election – if Theresa May, for example, should be called next year – he is unlikely to stay on until 2022, when the next general election should come when the parliament runs its course.
Other Lib Dem sources suggested that there was a widespread assumption, including among MEPs, that Cable would resign once Britain has left the EU. Some MPs believe that his authority will begin to drain, as soon as it becomes clear that he intends to step aside.
Despite the fact that Labor and the conservatives have been deeply affected by Brexit, the Lib Dems have made no progress in the polls under Cable's leadership. The latest Guardian / ICM poll has the party at 8%, with Labor and the Tories at 40%.
Cable was business secretary in the coalition government Conservative-Lib Dem. He lost his seat in Twickenham in 2015, but regained it at last year's general election and took over as Tim Farron's party leader.
Farron, who is still a Member of Parliament, stepped aside in the aftermath of last year's general election after repeatedly being called to account during his general elections for his personal convictions on issues such as homosexuality. That year, the Lib Dems performed under the expectations of what many expected to be a Brexit-focused campaign, with 12 MPs returned by nine two years earlier.
Cable has ensured that Britain is the center of its policy platform in the EU and calls for an "exit from Brexit". He has also given speeches on other important policy issues, including the disintegration of gigantic tech companies. Some activists, however, express their concern about their low media profile and the failure of the party to make progress in the polls.
The well-known member of the cable, Jo Swinson, is currently on maternity leave, but is generally seen as a potential successor in Westminster. Another increasingly prominent member of parliament is Layla Moran, the spokesman for the party.
Daisy Benson, the candidate parliamentary candidate of the Yeovil party, stressed the LibDems' profits in May's local elections, which co-operated with Richmond and Kingston in London, among others, and said that she welcomed reforms that the supporters of the party could broaden.
"Our council results are really excellent – but we have to be a lot more ambitious," she said.
The package of party reviews that was considered was partly inspired by the liberal party of Justin Trudeau, who broadened the supporters' base of his party in Canada when he came to power.