Theresa May announces resignation as British Prime Minister

Theresa May announces resignation as British Prime Minister

Theresa May has announced her resignation after failure to push the Brexit deal through, adding that she has tried enough and hopes her successor succeeds where she failed.

She made the announcement at Downing Street on Friday, May 24, where she also used the opportunity to list out her achievements, BBC News reports.

In a teary and emotional state, she said she is the second female Prime Minister but will not be the last.

"It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honours the result of the referendum.

"To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in Parliament where I have not. Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise," she said.

May also said she will step down as the leader of the Conservative Party on Friday, June 7.

The prime minister said it has been the honour of her life to serve the country and said it always been her love to do so.

The UK prime minister also said she has initiated the due processes for her resignation, adding that she has informed the queen.

"So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen.

"I have agreed with the Party Chairman and with the Chairman of the 1922 Committee that the process for electing a new leader should 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.

YEN.com.gh reported that May survived the vote of confidence of the UK lawmakers, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018,in a fierce parliament debate that almost put a sudden stop to her leadership of the Conservative Party.

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It was also gathered that May, who secured 63% of the total votes, was immune from a leadership challenge for a year.

After surviving the axes on her authority, the prime minister, addressing her supporters at Downing Street, vowed not to succumb to pressure of the members of the parliaments, adding that she will not stop in her attempts to bring Brexit to reality.

She said: "I am pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot.

"Whilst I am grateful for that support, a significant number of colleagues did cast a vote against me and I have listened to what they said."

May won the confidence vote with a majority of 83, with 63% of Conservative members of the parliament giving support to the PM.

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Source: Yen

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