David Cameron to resign on Wednesday, Theresa May to be new British prime minister


British Prime Minister, David Cameron, on Monday announced his plan to resign by Wednesday paving way for his Home Secretary (Indian Home Minister equivalent), Theresa May to succeed him.

Cameron, according to BBC, will tender his resignation to the Queen soon after his weekly Prime Minister Questions in the parliament.

May, who hails from East Midlands in England, has promised to build a “better Britain” and to make the UK’s EU exit a “success” after she was announced as the new Conservative leader and soon-to-be PM.

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC

Speaking outside Parliament, May said that she was “honoured and humbled” to succeed Cameron, after her only rival in the race withdrew on Monday.

Andrea Leadsom unexpectedly announced she was quitting the two-way Conservative leadership contest, saying she did not have the support to build “a strong and stable government”.

Cameron, who has been UK prime minister since 2010, had decided to leave office after the the referendum on Europe gave victory to Brexit supporters.

May told reporters, “I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader. A vision of a country that works not for the privileged few but that works for every one of us because we’re going to give people more control over their lives and that’s how, together, we will build a better Britain.”

It’s, however, not clear whether Cameron and family leave the 10, Downing Street, immediately.