The Prime Minster Theresa May has today announced that she will resign as Conservative Party Leader on 7th June in a statement.
The Prime Minster walked out of 10 downing street and stated it has been the greatest honour of her life.
The PM plans to stand down following pressure and backlash from her own MPs against her latest Brexit Plan.
May said it has been the greatest honour of her life to serve as the second female Prime Minster.
Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom resigned on Wednesday admitting that it was with great regret and a heavy heart.
Leadsom admitted she had states within the Cabinet to shape and fight for Brexit.
She was the 36th minster to leave under May.
It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from the Government. pic.twitter.com/f2SOXkaqmH
— Andrea Leadsom MP (@andrealeadsom) May 22, 2019
Pressure had been mounting for May to stand down and issue a time table for her exit.
“I am today announcing that I will resign as Conservative leader on Friday 7 June,” May said in an official statement made outside the doors of number 10 Downing Street.
“Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as PM I have striven to make the UK work not just for a privileged few but for everyone and to honour the result of the referendum.”
“I negotiated the terms of our exit. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so. It is now clear to me that it is in the best interest of the UK for a new PM to lead that effort.
“I have agreed with the party chairman that the process for electing a new leader will begin in the following week. It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. My successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus will only be possible if those on both sides of the debate ‘compromise’.”
May had been charge for nearly three years following the resignation of David Cameron back in 2016, but she has suffered through a dramatic and eventual term as Prime Minister.