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'It's been the honour of my life to serve the country I love' - Theresa May

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 Theresa May breaks down as she announces she will stand down on June 7 in emotional last speech and pleads for politicians to find Brexit compromise that eluded her

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The Prime Minister announced her departure in an emotional statement on the steps of Downing Street after meeting Tory backbench chief Sir Graham Brady and giving the news to her staff behind closed doors. 'I've done my best,' she said. 'It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit.'

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Watched by husband Philip, Mrs May was almost unable to continue as she was overtaken by tears while voicing her pride at having served the country (pictured). She declared she will resign as Conservative leader on June 7, triggering a contest that should be complete by the end of July - admitting it was time for someone else to try and deliver Brexit. Mrs May said it had been the 'honour of my life' to be PM, and she hoped she would not be the last woman to lead the country.

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