David Cameron has confirmed today that after this Wednesday’s session of Parliament, he will offer his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.
Prime Minister Cameron was strongly opposed to the movement for Britain to leave the European Union, and when the Brexit vote passed, he promised to resign from office by the end of Autumn. “The will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered,” Cameron said at the time.
The decision earlier today by Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom means that Cameron will be succeeded by Theresa May, and the country will have its first female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.
NBC News reported that Cameron announced his decision to reporters outside of 10 Downing Street, where he said he was “delighted that Theresa May will be the next prime minister…she will have my full support.”
UPDATE — 12:15 p.m. ET: Sky News tweeted out video of Cameron’s announcement.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 11, 2016
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