An emotional Theresa May says she will step down as the British Prime Minister on June 7, 2019 amid tears.
Making her resignation speech, the second female prime minister of the UK said: “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 am today 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.”
“I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her Prime Minister until the process has concluded,” she added.