Theresa May formally steps down as Tory leader without delivering Brexit and her party on the verg

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    Theresa May formally steps down as Tory leader without delivering Brexit and her party on the verg News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. THERESA May has formally stepped down as leader of the Tory party without delivering Brexit and with her party on the verge of extinction. The Prime Minister has exchanged letters with the backbench 1922 committee today, kickstarting Nominations are now officially open for her replacement, the committee confirmed this afternoon, which will close at 5pm on Monday. The Rt Hon Theresa May MP will remain as Acting Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party until her successor has been announced, it said today. is in her Maidenhead constituency working today Mrs May and x27;s last official engagements as leader of the Conservatives yesterday involved a moving speech paying tribute to the heroes of D Day. Boris Johnson is the current favourite to replace her, with Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab hot on his heels. However, Mrs May will remain as PM until her successor is elected, likely to be until the end of July. On May 24, In a tearful speech outside Downing Street she said: I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold – the second female Prime Minister but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love. She leaves a difficult task for whoever takes over from her as she and x27;s been unable to deliver even the first stage of Brexit. The PM failed three times to get her deal passed through Parliament as MPs rejected it again and again. And she and x27;s hardly been able to achieve any of the domestic changes she wanted to as well as she and x27;s been so tied up with leaving the EU. Even cross party talks with Jeremy Corbyn and x27;s Labour party failed to deliver anything of substance. Meanwhile, Mr Farage and x27;s Brexit Party has opened up a six point lead in a fresh poll today, which will serve as grim reading for Mrs May on her final day. A YouGov survey revealed the party is on 26 per cent, with Labour in joint second with the Lib Dems on 20 per cent. for a general election win, which could come in months. The Brexit Party was only set up two months ago. Meanwhile, Mrs May is today reported to be locked in a row with her Chancellor over her plans to leave office and try and salvage her legacy. The PM wants to announce several spending commitments in her final weeks as PM, but the Treasury fears the cost will be too high. Mrs May wants to plug more money into schools and colleges which could add up to billions. One source said the money had to be saved in case Britain leaves the EU without a deal in October. They told the Financial Times: There have been several high level meetings on this. Philip has made it clear that the headroom is there as a cushion against a No Deal exit. The PM promised to tackle burning injustices when she came into No10 in 2016, but has failed to make an impact. Eleven candidates are currently in the running to replace Mrs May. But the Tory party announced this week it had tightened the rules which makes it harder for them to stand without sufficient support. MPs now need eight people to back them for the first round, and even more in the second, which will knock some of them out automatically. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online politics team? Email us at  or call 0207 782 4368. We pay for videos too. Click  to upload yours Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click .
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