British Prime Minister Theresa May quits, new British PM likely by end of July

British PM Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May attends a press conference after the first-day meeting of EU’s spring summit in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, 2019. (Xinhua/European Union/IANS)

London, May 24: UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she will resign after three bruising years that saw her fail to deliver Brexit.

May confirmed that she would quit as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7.

“I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen. I have agreed with the Party Chairman and with the Chairman of the 1922 Committee that the process for electing a new leader should begin in the following week”, said May addressing media in Downing Street.

The UK Prime Minister further stated “It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum”.


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