After three years as Prime Minister and battling to secure a good Brexit deal,
Theresa May amid mounting pressure on the PM from party members and the opposition calling for her resignation for what could probably be the better part of the last two to three months, The PM has finally announce her departure as 07/06/2019.Making the announcement in front of number 10 downing street, Ironically it was the same place she made her first speech as prime minister.
In her emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to do so.
Mrs May said she would continue to serve as PM while a Conservative leadership contest took place.
The party said it hoped a new leader could be in place by the end of July.
Among cabinet members was Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt who announced that he will be running for the conservative leadership position against Boris Johnson and others ( Esther McVey and Rory Stewart.) for now. Reports suggests that a dozen other MPs are believed to be seriously considering entering the contest.
The PM’s voice shook as she ended her speech saying:
I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold. The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last.
“I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.
Reactions have been coming in from other world Leaders both in Europe and elsewhere.
The United States President, Mr Trump said:
I feel badly for Theresa. I like her very much. She’s a good woman. She worked very hard. She’s very strong.