Theresa May Formally Steps Down as Conservative Party Leader
Theresa May Formally Steps Down as Conservative Party Leader
May officially steps down as Tory leader, to stay on as PM until successor is picked
12 June, 2019, 08:28
The final two candidates will meet in a runoff that will be decided in a mail-in vote by the country's approximately 160,000 Conservative Party members.
May took office after the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union and has spent the past three years working on a departure plan, delaying Brexit twice to try to get the deal through.
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Eleven Conservative MPs have declared their intention to stand to replace her, including former foreign minister Boris Johnson, but some are expected to drop out before the Monday 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) deadline for nominations.
She made two further unsuccessful attempts to win parliamentary approval, with many of her own MPs joining opposition politicians to reject her deal.
The new Brexit Party, which came first in May's European Parliament election, beat out the Conservatives by more than seven per cent (28.9 to 21.4 per cent) and the Liberal Democrats, who came fourth with 12.3 per cent, both long-established parties.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May resigns as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th.
The contest to replace her has been heating up for weeks, with candidates arguing over the rights and wrongs of a "no-deal" Brexit, Britain's most significant foreign and trade policy shift for more than 40 years.
The final two candidates will be put to a postal ballot of about 160,000 Conservative members, with the victor announced the week of July 22. She announced her decision to quit as prime minister last month.
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May will remain in office as a powerless caretaker prime minister until the leadership election is concluded likely late next month.
"It seems to have been taken as read that the Conservative members in picking a leader to succeed May is also picking the next prime minister".
MPs backed the process for leaving the bloc by triggering Article 50 to end Britain's membership on March 29.
Some Conservative lawmakers and activists fear the party is in the grips of an existential crisis and could be permanently sundered by Brexit - easily split in two.
May was forced to strike a deal for support with Northern Ireland's pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party, and since then has struggled to keep her party and its allies together.
Suspending parliament - officially it would be called proroguing - would render lawmakers powerless and unable to vote to block the government from leaving the European Union on the latest departure deadline of October 31. Now the party will hold a similar contest to replace her.
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