(PM)- Theresa May has officially announced that she will resign effective on June 7th.
Theresa May announced her resignation after meeting with Conservative lawmakers on Friday.
The announcement comes after three years of gridlock on a Brexit deal. Earlier this week, PM May offered a new compromised Brexit deal including a possible second referendum.
“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 stated in a press conference on Friday.
She further stated that “It is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead.”
Ken Clark, the father of the House of Commons, said that most Conservative MPs casted their vote against the Conservative party in yesterday’s European parliament elections.
The committee’s executive held a secret ballot on changing party rules to allow an immediate vote of confidence if May refused to leave, according to Irish Times.
An Ipsos Mori poll predicted that the Conservative Party will finish in 5th place before Thursday’s Parliament vote occurred. The Brexit Party, led by Nigel Farage, led the poll with 35 percent. The liberal democrats posted 20 percent and the Labour party was predicted to receive 15 percent.