Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May to resign as prime minister

24 May 2019 10:20 am

UK prime minister Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7th June.

In an emotional statement, she stated she had done her best to honor the 2016 EU referendum result.

She will resign as Tory leader on 7th June and a leadership contest is due to begin the following week.

She recently faced a backlash from her MPs against her latest Brexit plan.

Mrs May met Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at Downing Street on Thursday where they are understood to have expressed their concerns about the bill.

In her statement on Friday (24), she said that in order to deliver Brexit, her successor would have to build a consensus in Parliament.

"Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise," she added.

She ended her speech saying: "I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold.