'Tory grandees want to 'replace' Prime Minister Theresa May with first Michael Gove and then Ruth Davidson in the next three years.
It is understood as many as 30 MPs are trying to gather support for the 'plot' to force out Mrs May and install the Environment Secretary as a caretaker leader.
He would then step down in 2021 in favour of Ms Davidson in a plan called the 'Gove-Davidson successon'.
Ms Davidson is already aiming to oust SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister in the Scottish Parliament in the next Holyrood elections in 2021.
And the politician, who announced she was pregnant last month, has previously hinted she would run for a Westminster seat if she fails in that bid.
According to The Sun, frustrated senior Tories want to replace Mrs May when Brexit is delivered over the difficulties in securing the divorce from the EU.
A former cabinet minister told the paper Ms Davidson is seen as the 'messiah' and the 'answer to the party's problems', with Mr Gove able to 'fill the gap' during the Brexit transition period.
The source said: 'Michael wants to be the leader, but he also accepts he can't fight a general election.
'He knows he's toxic to too many voters after his education reforms and running the Leave campaign.''
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