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May plans to step down once Brexit divorce deal is agreed to

Mar 27 2019 21:17
Robert Hutton, Alex Morales and Tim Ross, Bloomberg
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from t

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves from the rear of 10 Downing Street in central London on January 18, 2019. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May told a meeting of her Conservative Party she plans to step down once Brexit is delivered.

Pro-Brexit lawmakers had called on May to set a date for her departure as way of securing support for her divorce agreement with Brussels.

Key developments

May announced a plan to step down in meeting of influential 1922 Committee of Tory MPs May’s aiming for a vote on her deal this week, with Friday the likeliest day.

While her team says it won’t happen unless she has a good chance of winning, Speaker John Bercow reiterated it can only come back if it’s substantially changed MPs vote on Brexit Plan B options from 19:00, with Bercow expected to announce results after 21:00.

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