Theresa May resigns as UK Prime minister. The PM has come under increased pressure from her own party over her failed Brexit plans.
The Prime Minister has announced that she is to leave her position within weeks.
Theresa May met with the chair of the influential 1922 committee – a group of MPs who represent the Conservative Party’s backbenchers – on Friday morning where she announced the timetable for her departure.
Among rising tensions between the PM and many of her party, she confirmed she will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 so a successor can be chosen. The start of the official race for the next leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister will start in the week after.
The Mirror reported Theresa May spent Thursday night at her constituency home with her husband after plans to bring her Brexit plan to the House of Commons hit a brick wall.
She met with Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 committee, this morning before making a statement from Downing Street.
Failed Brexit plans is the major reason Theresa May resigns