SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK: It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort. So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June,” May said.

May was under pressure to resign after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit and had agreed to meet the chairman of her Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee on Friday to discuss her future.

Below are Conservatives who have either said they plan to put themselves forward or are widely expected to run for the leadership