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Tuesday 21st January 2020

Theresa May QUITS: her last day as Prime Minister will be June 7

A break in showbiz shenanigans for some news that will affect us all: after much speculation Theresa May has confirmed she is to step down as PM.

She will leave the position on June 7.

May grew emotional as she voiced her intentions to step down during a press call this morning.

She declared "deep regret" at being unable to deliver Brexit, as she leaves the 'job she loves'.

"It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit," she said.

Theresa May will be leaving the building (Credit: Sky News)

By the end of the speech she was in tears as she spoke about the country "I love".

"I will shortly leave that has been the honour of my life to hold," she concluded. "The second female prime minister but certainly not the last.

Mrs May began tearing up as she ended her speech and said: “I will shortly leave that has been the honour of my life to hold.

It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.

“The second female prime minister but certainly not the last.

Mrs May began tearing up as she ended her speech and said: “I will shortly leave that has been the honour of my life to hold.

“The second female prime minister but certainly not the last.

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It became clear this week that her position as PM had become untenable following mass mutiny within the Conservative party.

A timetable for her successor to be chosen has been laid out, with June 7 the start of the official leadership race.

May will stay in her position until a replacement is elected.

The race is now on for a successor (Credit: Sky News)

The announcement this morning followed the PM working out her future with the 1922 Committee.

She has been under pressure to quit following the backlash by an increasing Tory MPs against the latest Brexit plan.

Since January, Parliament has rejected the Brexit bill she negotiated with the EU three times, and all effort to reach a compromise with Labour failed.

On Tuesday, she offered some amended proposals, including a customs union and an offer to give MPs a vote on holding another referendum, which was slated by her own MPs.

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