Theresa May breaks down in tears as she announced she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June. She broke down in tears as she said serving as prime minister was “the honor of my life”
Mrs. May will continue to serve as prime minister while a Conservative leadership contest takes place. Mrs. May goes to Buckingham Palace following her resignation statement.
The PM was under pressure to quit after a backlash from her own MPs against her Brexit plan. Parliament has rejected Mrs. May’s withdrawal agreement three times.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has finally bowed to pressure. she announced she will step down on June 7, following her failure with the Brexit Deal. The Conservative leader breaks down in tears as she makes way for a succession.
She hopes her successor can agree on a deal for the U.K to leave the European Union. In her speech she said; “It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort.”
With a breaking voice, Mrs. May said she would be leaving a job it has been “the honor of my life to hold. So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June so that a successor can be chosen.”
For the moment, she will stay on as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several weeks. Tory MPs and members will have to vote on a new leader, with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson the frontrunner to take the role.
In her resignation speech, she admitted there was now no chance she could deliver her Brexit deal through parliament but called on MPs to come together and deliver on the referendum, saying: “Life depends on compromise.”
Talking to the camera, she said she did her best to fulfill the wish of the U.K to leave the E.U and leaves with no ill will. She holds she tried to do her best to deliver three times but failed. “I will shortly leave the job it has been the honor of my life to hold — the second female Prime Minister, but certainly not the last.”
The leadership battle could take about six weeks, during which time Mrs. May could try to pass some of the less controversial parts of her Brexit deal. She is also set to meet with Donald Trump during his state visit to the UK from June 3-5.