David Cameron
David Cameron

CURRENT Home Secretary of Britain, easily an offshoot of the Thatcherite era, Theresa May is set to become her country’s second female Prime Minister tomorrow following the fallouts of penultimate week’s Brexit referendum, which saw supporters of the pullout from European Union, EU, narrowly prevailing over the anti-Brexit Britons. Earlier yesterday, her main opponent, Andrea Leadsom resigned from the race to lead the Conservative Party, paving the way for May to succeed David Cameron who steps down tomorrow evening. The outgoing prime minister who would be spending 2,255 days in office by tomorrow, said yesterday that he was delighted that the home secretary would succeed him in Downing Street and that he would go to the palace to offer his resignation to the queen tomorrow afternoon. Cameron is scheduled to chair his last cabinet meeting today and appear in the House of Commons for the final time as premier when he takes to the Despatch Box for Prime Minister’s Questions at noon on Wednesday. Already, interest groups, personalities and colleague party members have been congratulating May on her new status which becomes effective tomorrow evening. Cameron led the pack to phone and congratulated her ahead of her historic acceptance statement last night. For her hitherto opponent in the race to succeed Cameron, Mrs Leadsom, “The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for the leadership. I believe that in leaving the EU a bright future awaits, where all our people can share in a new prosperity, freedom and democracy. “The referendum result demonstrated a clear desire for change – strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union. A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical moment for our country is highly undesirable. “There is no greater privilege than to lead the Conservative Party in government and I would have been deeply honoured to do it. So grateful for all the support – I do believe my decision is in the best interests of the country and our economy and I wish Theresa success! “I have, however, concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister. “I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success. I assure her of my full support. Thank you very much.” Theresa May crowned PM Yesterday evening, Conservative MP and chair of the 1922 Committee Graham Brady convened a committee meeting at 5pm where May’s leadership of the Conservative party was approved after which she spoke to MPs.

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