“So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen,” declared Theresa May today 24th May 2019 at Downing Street, United Kingdom.
Theresa May began her journey on 13th July 2016 as the second female Prime Minister of Britain after Margaret Thatcher.
Her resignation comes after she failed to convince Members of Parliament to back her Brexit deal.
She states, “I negotiated the terms of our exit and a new relationship with our closest neighbours that protects jobs, our security and our Union. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal. Sadly, I have not been able to do so. I tried three times. I believe it was right to persevere, even when the odds against success seemed high. But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort.”
The outgoing British Prime Minister broke down in tears when she stated that serving as Prime Minister was the honour of her life.
Theresa May will stay on until the process for electing a new leader is concluded.
The outgoing PM however stated that her three years in office was not a complete failure. During this time Government realised;
– Partial elimination of the deficit
– The fall in the national debt
– Movement towards the end of austerity
– Job security
– More opportunities for the youth
– Boost in environmental protection
Theresa May says she leaves with;
“enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.”
Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi