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David Cameron Resigns On Wednesday As Theresa May Becomes Britain’s PM

David Cameron, Former PM of Britain & Theresa May, New PM of Britain
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 at 5:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Theresa May is to become the UK’s prime minister on Wednesday evening after David Cameron announced he would quit after Prime Minister’s Questions.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron said he would offer his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs. May’s only rival to succeed Mr Cameron as Conservative leader, Andrea Leadsom, pulled out earlier on Monday.

Mr Cameron, PM since 2010, said after the UK’s Brexit vote he would quit.

In a brief statement outside No 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron said Mrs Leadsom had made “absolutely the right decision” to stand aside and that he was “delighted” Mrs. May, the home secretary, was to succeed him.

He said a “prolonged period of transition” was not necessary, and added: “So tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting. On Wednesday I will attend the House of Commons for Prime Minister’s Questions.

“After that I expect to go the Palace and offer my resignation.”

The prime minister praised Mrs. May as “strong” and “competent” and he said she was “more than able to provide the leadership” the UK needs in the coming year.

“She will have my full support,” he added.

Mr Cameron announced his intention to resign as prime minister on 24 June, after finding himself on the losing side of the EU referendum, with the UK voting by 52% to 48% in favour of leaving.