Tearful UK PM Theresa May announces resignation, says "I would quit as leader of the Conservative Party"
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Tearful UK PM Theresa May announces resignation, says “I would quit as leader of the Conservative Party”

After three bruising years that saw her fail to deliver Brexit, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation from the post on Friday May 24. May said that she would quit as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday June 7.

In a statement, she said, “Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as PM I have striven to make the UK work not just for a privileged few but for everyone and to honour the result of the referendum.”

She continued saying that “I negotiated the terms of our exit. “I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly I have not been able to do so.”

Her announcement triggers the start of a contest to replace her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister.

May has faced massive criticism for failing to deliver her flagship policy of leaving the European Union, missing two Brexit deadlines

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