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Theresa May to resign as prime minister in June

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 24, 2019
Theresa May will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June.
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Theresa May says: "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."

She continues: "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," she says.

"I am announcing that I will resign as Conservative leader on Friday 7 June.

"I have agreed with the party chairman that the process for electing a new leader will begin in the following week."