Theresa May announces resignation as UK prime minister
23 May 2019| 18 Ramadaan 1440
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she will step down from the top government office and as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7.
May made a short statement this morning after meeting the chair of her party’s 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.
May had become the Tory leader and prime minister after the departure of David Cameron in 2016 following British voters’ decision to leave the EU in a referendum.
She has negotiated with the EU leaders a withdrawal agreement but failed to pass it through the House of Commons repeatedly, failing to impress her own MPs to support it.
May was under great pressure to resign for the past four months as she failed to gather majority support for her Brexit deal.