British Prime Minister Theresa May has said, she will quit as Conservative Party leader on 7th June, paving the way for a contest, to decide on a new Prime Minister.
In an emotional statement, fighting back tears she said, she had done her best to deliver Brexit, but it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to deliver it.
The British Prime Minister said,
“I feel certain today as I did three years ago that in a democracy, if you gave people a choice, you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do so. I negotiated the terms of our exit and a new relationship with our closest neighbours, which protects jobs, security and our Union. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly, I have not been able to do so. I tried three times. I believe it was right to persevere, even when the odds against success seemed high. However, it is now clear to me, that it is in the best interest of the country, for a new Prime Minister to lead that effort. 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 will be chosen. I will shortly leave the job that 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”
Mrs May said, she would continue to serve as Prime Minister, while a Conservative Party leadership contest takes place.
The Conservative Party says, it hopes a new leader could be in place by the end of July.