UK PM Theresa May 2017. Photo By Raul Mee.

UK Prime Minister Announces Resignation

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Facing backlash from within her own party over her plans regarding Brexit, Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May has announced her resignation.

In a sometimes emotional speech May said it was now clear to her, after having failed to deliver on Brexit, that in the best interests of the country it is time for a new Prime Minister to lead that effort.

BBC News explains that May will step down as Tory leader on June 7th, with the contest to replace her set to begin a week later. The party hopes a new leader will be chosen by July.

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn tweeted his response to May’s resignation.

Boris Johnson, former Foreign Secretary, that BBC notes is seen as the front-runner to replace May, said in Switzerland Friday that the UK “will leave the EU on October 31st, deal or no deal.”

Johnson offered response via Twitter.

First Minister to Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, also tweeted out her statement.

President Donald Trump told reporters while he was awaiting to depart for Japan, that he felt badly for her, adding “she’s a good woman.”

President Trump is expected to visit the UK in the coming weeks.