Theresa May, a Conservative MP who campaigned for the Remain side in the UK’s EU referendum, is poised to become the next Prime Minister after her only opponent – Pro-Brexit Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the race.
“The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for the leadership. I believe that in leaving the EU a bright future awaits, where all our people can share in a new prosperity, freedom and democracy.
“The referendum result demonstrated a clear desire for change – strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union.
“A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical moment for our country is highly undesirable.”
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