British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing St. in London in May 2019.
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In photos: British Prime Minister Theresa May

Updated 1907 GMT (0307 HKT) May 24, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing St. in London in May 2019.
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Theresa May has been British Prime Minister since July 2016. She is the second woman to hold the office. The first was Margaret Thatcher.

May has faced a deep political crisis over her plan for Britain to exit the European Union. She finally bowed to pressure over her failure to deliver on Brexit and announced her resignation on May 24. May said she would quit as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 but would stay on as Prime Minister until a successor is chosen.

See more photos of her through the years.