Leadsom Departs: Theresa May Will Become Next UK Prime Minister

Theresa May, a Conservative MP who campaigned for the Remain side in the UK’s EU referendum, is poised to become the next Prime Minister after her only opponent – Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the race.

In the statement announcing her departure Leadsom said,

“The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for the leadership. I believe that in leaving the EU a bright future awaits, where all our people can share in a new prosperity, freedom and democracy.

“The referendum result demonstrated a clear desire for change – strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union.

“A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical moment for our country is highly undesirable.”

Spencer Fernando


Feature photo credit: Chatham House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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