Theresa May is quitting

Theresa May has finally resigned as British Prime Minister. Missy has details:


Theresa May has quit as PM. This morning she Made a statement from the podium outside No. 10 where she said she would be stepping down as Prime Minister as of 7 June.

This allows for the D-Day commemorations and Trump’s state visit to go ahead without the distraction of a Conservative Party Leadership contest.

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48395905

Nominations to stand as leader will close in the week before 10 June, which gives two weeks for leadership hopefuls to get on the ballot. The Leadership contest is due to begin on 10 June.

Boris Johnson is the current favourite to win, and he has pledged to make Brexit happen at all costs.

Among the others expected to run, or have already indicated they will run are:
Esther McVey
Jeremy Hunt
Sajid Javid
Andrea Leadsom
Michael Gove
Rory Stewart
Dominic Raab
Steve Baker

The expected timetable is as follows:
7 June: PM officially steps down
10 June: leadership race begins. The Parliamentary Part votes on the Leader in a round robin with the lowest scorers dropping out at each round until two are left. The final two will go to the Party Members.

It is expected that the results will be known by 26 July.

It has been confirmed that the chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, is considering running for leader so he is standing down from the Committee.

Since the announcement by Theresa May three MPs have declared their intent to stand for leader, none are a surprise.

Jeremy Hunt
Boris Johnson
Esther McVey


Britain has had a hopeless leader for months, now they will have virtually no leader for another 2 months.

I have no idea how this will affect the Brexit mess, but it seems very unlikely to sort it out.