Statement on Theresa May's Resignation

The Prime Minister as ever showed huge dignity in her speech this morning announcing that she is resigning as Leader of the Conservative Party. In serving in government under Theresa May it has been a privilege to serve under someone of deep integrity, resilience and courage. No one should under-estimate the challenges faced by any Prime Minister in current political circumstances. Time will remember her humanity and successes in office – including tackling the scourge of modern slavery.