Theresa May officially steps down as Tory leader

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Conservative leader Theresa May will officially step down from the role today, but will remain as Prime Minister until her successor is found.

May announced her resignation two weeks ago, and admitted that it was a ‘deep regret’ that she was unable to deliver Brexit.

Currently, there are eleven conservative MPs in the running to replace May as the party leader and the de facto Prime Minister – however, official nominations for the role open at 10am on Monday 10th June, and will close at 5pm later that day.

Brexit has dominated May’s last few months leading the nation as the deadline for leaving the European Union has repeatedly been pushed back.

Since then, Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom, Dominic Raab and favourite Boris Johnson have emerged as potential replacements.

Leadership candidates need eight MPs to back them, and then MPs will vote for their preferred candidate in a series of secret ballots held over the next two weeks. The top two will then be put to a wider vote, and a new leader is expected to be announced on 22 July.

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