Theresa May officially steps down from Tory Leadership

2019-06-07 at 15:00

Theresa May will officially step down as the leader of the Conservative Party today, but will remain as prime minister until her successor is chosen.

May announced her resignation two weeks ago, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit.

Eleven Conservative MPs are vying to replace her as party leader and ultimately, prime minister.

Nominations open from 10:00 am on Monday and close at 05:00 pm. May remains acting leader while the contest takes place.