Theresa May may to step down as Tory Party leader on June 7th

Theresa May will step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7th paving the way for a new British Prime Minister.

After huge pressure within her party Mrs May announced her resignation – saying she’s done everything she can to deliver Brexit.

The start of June will spell the end of May.

Theresa May has announced she’ll step aside – ending an almost three-year reign as Prime Minister.

The opinion of Mrs May at home and abroad has been mixed while she was in charge.

But all sides have paid tribute to her today.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar praised her courage and tenacity:

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has wished her well while warning the Tory leadership contest could further destabilise Brexit.

British Chancellor Philip Hammond said Mrs May worked tirelessly to deliver Brexit.

France’s Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have also paid professional respects to Mrs May.

But in the UK the fight is already on to replace her.

Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Esther McVey and Sajid Javid are all in contention – and a long leadership contest is shaping up