Theresa May was in tears this morning as she announced her plan to step down as Prime Minister.

She said it had been ‘the honour of my life’ to ‘serve the country that I love’ but will step aside on June 7th. Mrs May said she had ‘tried my best’ but it was ‘with deep regret’ that she was unable to deliver Brexit.

The speech on the steps of Downing Street marked a very dignified end to a politician who has spent the last three years attempting to take the UK out of the EU.

A mass mutiny by the Conservative party earlier this week made her position untenable. She has now set out a timetable for her successor to be chosen, with the week after June 7 marking the start of the official leadership race.

She has told the Queen that she will stay until her replacement is elected by the Conservative Party. Mrs May spent much of the morning in Downing Street hammering out her future with the head of the 1922 Committee. She had been under pressure to resign after a backlash by her own MPs against her latest Brexit plan.