Theresa May has announced her resignation as Prime Minister after months of Brexit delays, so who should take her place?
“I have done my best,” said Prime Minister Theresa May on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street on Friday, May 24.
“It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” she added.
Mrs May will resign as leader of the Conservative party on Friday, June 7.
The internal election process will begin the following week. “He or she will have to find consensus where I have not […] Compromise is not a dirty word.”
Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom and many others are tipped for the top job by experts.
But what do the experts know? The Lincolnite asked people on the High Street who could step up and become the next Prime Minister.
There were plenty of long sighs, a couple of names thrown about and some worst case scenarios.
Meanwhile, this is what the Grantham MP Nick Boles had to say:
I have many friends in the Tory Party but I’m afraid the party has nothing to offer the country now. A new leader will not end the division, break the grip of ideology or be more in touch with people’s everyday concerns. The country needs something new.
— Nick Boles MP (@NickBoles) May 24, 2019