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Theresa May Resigns As Green Tories Face Existential Crisis

The Daily Telegraph

Theresa May has confirmed that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June  in order for a leadership election to take place this summer.

Following a widespread revolt over her ‘new Brexit deal’, the Prime Minister has finally caved to growing calls from her MPs to step down.

Her decision follows a meeting with Sir Graham Brady, the leader of backbench Tories, in Downing Street this morning.

Mrs May said that the process of electing her successor would begin the week after she finally stepped down as Conservative leader.

She said she had informed the Queen that she would continue to serve as Prime Minister until that process was complete.

In an emotional statement on the steps of Downing Street, she said she had “done my best” to get her Withdrawal Agreement Bill through Parliament but acknowledged she had failed to do so. 

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