Theresa May to stand down as Tory leader

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On 24th May, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she will resign as leader of the UK Conservative Party on June 7th and will stand down as Prime Minister once a successor has been elected – likely to be before the UK Parliament’s summer recess.

The final straw appears to have been a fourth attempt by the Prime Minister to introduce her EU Withdrawal Agreement to the UK House of Commons, which prompted a number of private calls for her to stand down.

At time of writing, thirteen Tory MPs have announced their intention to stand for the leadership, though only two candidates will go to a vote of the entire membership.