Theresa May announces resignation amid Brexit chaoBy: - Aljazeera 24th May,2019
Theresa May has announced her resignation as the Conservative leader, and eventually as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, after weeks of deadlock and chaos surrounding several failed attempts to push her European Union Withdrawal Agreement through parliament.
On Friday morning, May announced she will step down as the Conservative leader on June 7. She will stay on as prime minister until her successor is chosen, May added.
The move came after a meeting with the chairman of the influential 1922 Committee of her Conservative party backbenchers.
"I have done my best to implement the result of the referendum," she said outside 10 Downing Street, which has been her home since shortly after the UK voted by a narrow margin to leave the EU.
"It is a matter of deep regret that I have not delivered Brexit. My successor must find consensus in parliament."
The race to replace her began a few weeks ago, with at least three leading Conservative figures declaring their candidacy for the leadership.