THERESA May has confirmed she will resign as Prime Minister during an emotional statement outside Downing Street. Towards the end of her speech Mrs May completely broke down as she spoke movingly about the country she loves before running back in to Number 10.
DAILY EXPRESS - By REBECCA PERRINGPUBLISHED: 09:47, Fri, May 24,
The Tory leader revealed she will depart from Number 10 on June 7 following a meeting with the 1922 Committee Chair Sir Graham Brady. She was left with no option but to resign after a Cabinet revolt over her latest Brexit plan and the delay of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). She said:"It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit."
An emotional Mrs May insisted she had "done my best" to deliver a Brexit deal as she was watched by husband Philip and her closest aides.
Speaking on the steps of Downing Street, Mrs May said she had done "everything I can" to gain support for her Brexit deal, but said it is now in the "best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort".
She said: "So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7th June so that a successor can be chosen.
It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit
"I have striven to make the UK a country that works not just for a privileged few but for everyone and to honour the result of the EU referendum."
Despite holding it together throughout most of her speech, the Prime Minister broke down as she said it had been "the honour of my life" to serve "the country that I love" before running back in to Number 10.
With her voice cracking, she concluded her speech by 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."
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Theresa May resigns: May will leave Downing Street on June 7 (Image:REUTERS
Theresa May resigns: May spoke of the honour at serving the country she loves (Image: GETTY )
During the impassioned speech, Mrs May spoke of the "unique privilege" of being Prime Minister was to use the platform to give a "voice to the voiceless" and to fight the "burning injustices that still scar our society".
She listed her work on mental health care, domestic abuse, the race disparity audit, gender pay reporting, and the Grenfell Tower inquiry.
The Prime Minister said: "This country is a union: not just a family of four nations, but a union of people, all of us - whatever our background, the colour of our skin or who we love, we stand together and together we have a great future.
"Our politics may be under strain but there is so much that is good about this country.
Theresa May resigns: The PM said it had been an honour to serve as Tory leader (Image: EPA )
"So much to be proud of, so much to be optimistic about."The Prime Minister was driven out of Downing Street by the rear exit accompanied by her husband Philip May and escorted by a convoy of unmarked police cars.
Following her emotional speech, dozens of MPs took to social media to praise Mrs May for her "dignity" and "honour" in the wake of her resignation.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox tweeted: ".@theresa-may has acted with dignity and honour in pursuit of what she believes to be in the national interest, the hallmark of her time in public life."
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd tweeted: "The Prime Minister has shown great courage.
"She is a public servant who did all she could to bring Brexit to a resolution.
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