In Britain Theresa May to become Prime Minister on Wednesday; David Cameron to leave office

The Prime Minister said he was "delighted" that the Home Secretary would succeed him in Downing Street and he will go to Buckingham Palace to offer his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon.

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Cameron says UK must stay close to the EU after Brexit play

Cameron says UK must stay close to the EU after Brexit

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Theresa May is to be the UK's second female prime minister after her only remaining rival, Andrea Leadsom, sensationally dropped out of the race to succeed David Cameron today.

Mrs May swiftly received backing from leading Brexit supporters Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, and the chairman of the Conservatives' backbench 1922 committee, Graham Brady, said there was no need for the leadership contest to be re-run.

Cameron says UK must stay close to the EU after Brexit play

Cameron says UK must stay close to the EU after Brexit

(Reuters)

 

And David Cameron said Mrs May will take the keys to No 10 by Wednesday evening.

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The Prime Minister said he was "delighted" that the Home Secretary would succeed him in Downing Street and he will go to Buckingham Palace to offer his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Cameron will chair his last Cabinet meeting tomorrow morning and appear in the Commons for the final time as premier when he takes to the Despatch Box for Prime Minister's Questions at noon on Wednesday.

Mrs May had launched her national campaign with a speech in Birmingham just moments before Mrs Leadsom's withdrawal today.

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