Theresa May’s only rival for the Tory leadership, Andrea Leadsom dramatically dropped out of the race on Monday morning automatically handing May the keys to No. 10 Downing.
Mrs. May is set to take over from David Cameron on Wednesday to steer the nation’s affairs after it voted out of the European Union weeks ago in a dramatic referendum.
Mr Cameron emerged from No 10 this afternoon to confirm he would hold his final Cabinet meeting tomorrow, complete a valedictory PMQs on Wednesday and then take the short journey to Buckingham Palace to submit his resignation to the Queen.
He said: 'I'm delighted that we're not going to have a prolonged Conservative leadership election campaign.
'I think Andrea Leadsom has made absolutely the right decision to stand aside and it's clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the Conservative parliamentary party.
'I'm also delighted that Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister; she is strong, she is competent, she is more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support.’