Theresa May officially announced that in two weeks, on June 7, she would resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, but would stay on as caretaker Prime Minister of Great Britain until the new leader is chosen. She made this statement on Friday, May 24, in front of her residence 10 Downing Street, after her meeting with Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee. The Committee provides a way for Tory backbencher MPs to co-ordinate and plays an important role in choosing or replacing the Conservative Party leader.

Theresa May announced that the election campaign for a new leader of the Conservatives will start on June 10. British media and experts believe that this election process is likely to take up to six weeks.
“I have kept Her Majesty the Queen fully informed of my intentions, and I will continue to serve as her prime minister until the process has concluded,” Theresa May said, breaking down in tears at the end of her speech.
The Prime Minister openly confessed why she had made such a tough decision for herself. In her words, there is only one reason – she was unable to get the Brexit terms she had negotiated with the EU through the British Parliament. Theresa May told that she had faced a number of problems, in particular, with the opposition of her own cabinet of ministers, when she proposed the terms of withdrawal deal.

“I did my best to convince parliamentarians to support this agreement. Unfortunately, I could not do it. I tried to do it three times. I believe it was right to persevere even when the likelihood of failure was high. But now it became clear to me that it would be in the best interests of the country if the new Prime Minister takes care of these efforts, ”said Theresa May.
Yet a few months ago, British Prime Minister said that she would leave her office when the Brexit is implemented. Theresa May is confident that this will only happen if a consensus in the UK Parliament is reached.
By the look of the confrontation provoked by the Brexit in the House of Commons and how it undermined the Conservative Party’s reputation in the last election, Mrs. May’s resignation was a matter of time. To re-channel the people’s anger to the Prime Minister’s personality was the easiest and the most obvious way to restore the reputation of conservatives. The same strategy has already worked with Cameron’s resignation, it could probably be applied to Mrs. May’s successor, but this would not bring closer the less-than-prompt solution to the Brexit problem.