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Theresa May sets a date: Local reaction to her resignation announcement

Theresa May has announced she will as Conservative leader on June 7

Speaking outside Downing Street this morning, she outlined her plan to resign after facing increasing calls from within her own party and the opposition benches to step down.

An emotional Theresa May in Downing Street Credit: PA Wire

Mrs May said she had "done my best" to deliver a Brexit deal as she made a statement about her future

It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit."

– Theresa May

Politicians from across the east have taken to Twitter to give their reaction:

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