Boris Johnson is new Prime Minister

Boris Johnson is new Prime Minister

Theresa May smiles during her final speech in the chamber.

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Bassetlaw Labour MP John Mann as an independent adviser on anti-Semitism. Resignations and firings of government ministers and top officials then went on for hours.

"I hope that every young girl who has seen a woman prime minister now knows for sure that there are no limits to what they can achieve", she said in her final Downing Street address.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that May has tendered her resignation and the Queen has officially requested that Johnson form a new administration.

"I am convinced we can do a deal, without checks at the Irish border, because we refuse under any circumstances to have such checks and yet without that anti-democratic backstop", Johnson said.

Mr Mann has been a critic of the way Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dealt with anti-Semitism allegations in the party. "And frankly, he should be ashamed of himself", she said.

This means that were Boris Johnson to lose that election, he will have spent less time as prime minister than Mrs May.

"The British people have had enough of waiting, the time has come to act, to take decisions ... to change this country for the better".

"I am pleased to hand over to an incoming leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister, who I worked with when he was in my Cabinet, and who is committed as a Conservative, who stood on a Conservative manifesto in 2017 to delivering on the [Brexit] vote of the British people in 2016 and to delivering a bright future for this country", she said.

Theresa May paused and looked doubtful, but was saved by Philip interjecting to joke: "That wasn't me".

But she did join him in his praise for MPs' husbands, wives and partners, which he called the "unsung heroes".

May enters the palace as the nation's leader but when she leaves she'll be just a lawmaker for her Maidenhead constituency, joining the 649 other lawmakers in the House of Commons.

She could opt for the highly paid speaker circuit, become a consultant to an investment bank, or take a high profile PR position - like former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who signed up with Facebook for his post-politics career.

Mrs May replied: "My advice to all women is be true to yourself, persevere, keep going and be true to the vision you are working for".

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