July 22, 2019 / 10:39 AM / a month ago

Britain's May to make a statement on Wednesday before resigning - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Chatham House in London, Britain July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement on Wednesday afternoon before leaving her official Downing Street residence to tender her resignation to Queen Elizabeth, her spokesman said on Monday.

Britain’s new prime minister will take office on Wednesday, shortly after May officially stands down.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden

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