Theresa May announced she will return for “one more” EU summit in Brussels despite her having resigned as Prime Minister on June 7. She is to return to Belgium to meet with other European Union leaders to resume discussion on candidates vying to be the next European Commission president. Mrs May made the announcement as she updated the Commons on the last summit held last week: “As there was no consensus on candidates at this meeting, the Council agreed to meet again after the G20 this coming Sunday as well as holding further discussions with the European Parliament.
“While I had originally anticipated that this would be my final European Council as Prime Minister, I will, in fact, have one more.”
Mrs May will hold the reins of the United Kingdom until Conservative Party members select her successor. Following four round of votes, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt emerged as the top two candidates to take on the mantle of Brexit negotiations.
The party has announced the new prime minister and next Tory Party leader will be in place by the week commencing July 22.