UK: PM Theresa May resigns as party leader
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British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit.
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Theresa May has named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. May says it has been 'the honour of my life' to be the 'second female prime minister, but certainly not the last'. Her voice cracks as she says it has been an honour to have the opportunity to serve the country she loves
With May set to leave resign from her position today, we look back on what her government actually achieved. We discuss how she got the role, the progress she made on Brexit and what she actually did besides Brexit.
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With no Brexit withdrawal arrangement agreed, the prospect of the U.K. suffering a disorderly exit from the European Union now appears to be a more likely outcome.
British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the resignation of Lord Michael Bates on Jan. 31, after he attempted to quit his position for showing "discourtesy" after he arrived late for a debate in the chamber.
Brexit came to define her time as Prime Minister, but Theresa May had a long and varied political career.