Theresa May to become next Prime Minister, Cameron confirms

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Home Secretary Theresa May is set to take over the role as PM, from Wednesday 13 July.

In a speech outside of Number 10, Cameron said: “It is clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the Conservative parliamentary party. I’m also delighted that Theresa May will be the next prime minister.

“She is strong, she is competent, she’s more than able to provide the leadership the country is going to need in the years ahead and she will have my full support.

The news comes after, May’s competition, Andrea Leadsmen, dropped out of the leadership election after concerns about uncertainty.

Commenting on her role in overseeing the UK’s future outside the EU, May said: “Brexit means Brexit. And we’re going to make a success of it.

“There will be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it by the back door, and no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union, and as prime minister I will make sure that we leave the European Union.”