London, December 13: The United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday confirmed that she will step down before the country holds its next elections scheduled for 2022. Arriving at a European Union in Brussels on December 13, May said, "I think it is right that another party leader takes us into that general election," news agency Associated Press reported. UK's May Plans to Quit Before 2022 Election: MPs.
Her cabinet minister Amber Rudd confirmed that May didn't intend to stand in 2022 and said, "She said 'in my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election' and then that was the introductory phrase to her indication that she would accept the fact that that would not happen, that is not her intention."UK Prime Minister Theresa May Survives Party Confidence Vote.
Earlier on Wednesday, British Prime Minister survived a no-confidence vote, triggered by unhappiness candidates in the party, as she received 200 votes in favour and 117 against. This means that she cannot be ousted as Prime Minister for the next 12 months. After securing the victory, May said she would hand over the power to another leader. But May had not confirmed that what she will do if Britain faces early election triggered by division over Brexit.