Theresa May says she is “honoured” and “humbled” to be the new Conservative leader as she prepares to take over from David Cameron as prime minister on Wednesday.
At lunchtime, shortly after a key campaign speech by the Home Secretary, her only rival in the Tory leadership race, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew.
Mr Cameron was then whisked back from an air show in Hampshire to Downing Street.
Just before 4pm, Mr Cameron came out of Number 10 and told the waiting media that he will do a final Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday and then see the Queen to resign.
This evening, Mrs May was confirmed as leader of the Tory party and then surrounded by her supporters at Westminster, she paid tribute to her rival candidates in the race… see more