May said Friday she would quit as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday June 7.
The Conservative Party leader broke down as said she would make way for a successor, who will hope they have more luck negotiating a deal for the UK to leave the European Union.
“Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as prime minister I have striven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for the privileged few but for everyone, and to honor the result of the referendum,” May says.
“It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” an emotional Mrs May told the media outside 10 Downing Street.
“So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June so that a successor can be chosen.”
May adds it is a matter of personal regret for her that she has failed to deliver on her flagship policy.