Theresa May has said she will be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. The race is now on to elect a new leader.
The Prime Minister made an emotional speech outside Downing Street this morning where she said it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had not been able to agree a deal on Brexit.
Mrs May said she is committed in continuing her role as PM whilst a Conservative leadership race takes place.
MPs from across the MyLocalNews area have responded to her resignation.
Secretary of State for Justice and South West Herts MP, David Gauke tweeted: “Theresa May demonstrated resilience, dignity, determination & devotion to public duty. She had the courage to seek compromise.”
Richard Harrington, MP for Watford said: “A moving speech from our PM Theresa May. I had the honour of serving under her at the Home Office and have great admiration for her resilience, attention to detail and determination.”
Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, Boris Johnson, who said he intends to run for leadership, said: “A very dignified statement from Theresa May. Thank you for your stoical service to our country and the Conservative Party. It is now time to follow her urgings: to come together and deliver Brexit.”
Other MPs who have said they intend to run for the party leadership include Esther McVey (MP for Tatton) and Rory Stweart (MP for Penrith and The Border, Secretary of State for International Development).