Theresa May declares her intention to leave the UK parliament


Theresa May, the former prime minister of Great Britain, announced that she would not run in the upcoming general election, ending her 27-year tenure in the UK parliament.

On Friday, May announced her decision to resign as the Maidenhead MP. She went on to say that she will concentrate on promoting causes, such as the struggle against modern slavery.
“Since stepping down as prime minister, I have enjoyed being a backbencher again,” she stated in a statement to the Maidenhead Advertiser, her hometown newspaper.
I now have more time to serve my constituents and promote topics that are important to me, like the establishment of the Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, which I recently did.

My time has been become more and more consumed with these causes.

“As a result, I have realized that, going forward, I would no longer be able to perform my duties as an MP in the manner that I feel is appropriate and that my constituents deserve, after much careful thought and consideration.”

May, 67, has consistently advocated against human trafficking and contemporary slavery. With support from the governments of Bahrain and the United Kingdom, she established the Global Commission in October.

She was originally elected as a Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in 1997. Before taking over as prime minister in 2016, she worked under David Cameron as home secretary from 2010 to 2016.

The three difficult years of her tenure in Downing Street were dominated by political squabbling over Brexit.

She lost her majority in 2017 in a snap election. But in the ensuing hung parliament, she managed to hold onto her position number ten by striking a compromise with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland.Eventually, Conservative MPs held a vote of confidence in her leadership due to resistance to her planned Brexit arrangement. Even though she lived, her power was reduced, and five months later she announced her departure.
May stated in her statement that being Maidenhead’s MP had been “an honour and a privilege.” Until the general election, which is anticipated to take place in the second part of this year, she pledged to keep serving her constituency.

“As I hand over the reins, I will be prepared to collaborate with my successor to ensure a Conservative victory in Maidenhead,” she continued.

“I am still devoted to standing with the government and (prime minister) Rishi Sunak. Additionally, I think the Conservatives have a chance to win.

“I want to express my gratitude to

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