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Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister
2019-05-24 13:12:24

Theresa May to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide new UK prime minister, the BBC reports. 

In an emotional statement in Downing Street Mrs May said she had done her best to honour the EU referendum result.

It would remain a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

"I am proud of the progress we have made over the last few years," Mrs May said.

She voiced confidence that the Conservative Party would renew itself in the years ahead.

"I know that we can deliver Brexit," May stated.

It would remain a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

But a new PM was "in the best interests of the country".