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The end of May

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By Fiona Reid
The end of May

PRIME Minister Theresa May will stand down on June 7.

PRIME Minister Theresa May will stand down on June 7.

The PM and leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party announced her resignation outside Number 10 this morning.

She said: “It’s been the honour of my life to serve the country I love.”

DCT MP David Mundell currently serves in the PM’s cabinet as Scottish Secretary.

Discussing her announcement, he said: “I am very sorry it has come to this. Nobody could have worked harder, or shown a greater sense of public duty, in delivering the result of the EU referendum than Theresa May.

“She has my utmost respect for those endeavours, in the most challenging of circumstances, as well as her unswerving commitment to the Union.

“As Mrs May herself acknowledges, she has, however unfairly, become an impediment to the resolution of Brexit, and was no longer being given a hearing by Parliament.

“Yesterday’s elections will surely show that delivering Brexit is now more urgent than ever, and that will fall to a new Prime Minister.  It’s time to get on with the process of appointing one.”

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