Jeremy Corbyn calls for immediate general election after Theresa May quits
The Labour leader has called for an immediate general election after Theresa May tearfully announced that she would resigning as Prime Minister.
Taking to Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn said: "Theresa May is right to resign. She's now accepted what the country's known for months: she can't govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.
"Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our countrys future, through an immediate General Election."
Mr Corbyn said: "She has now accepted what the country has known for months: she cannot govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.
"The burning injustices she promised to tackle three years ago are even starker today.
"The Conservative Party has utterly failed the country over Brexit and is unable to improve people's lives or deal with their most pressing needs.
"Parliament is deadlocked and the Conservatives offer no solutions to the other major challenges facing our country."
Mr Corbyn continued: "The last thing the country needs is weeks of more Conservative infighting followed by yet another unelected Prime Minister.
"Whoever becomes the new Conservative Leader must let the people decide our country's future, through an immediate General Election."
Her resignation comes after the Tories and Labour abandoned further cross party Brexit talks last week, with Corbyn confirming that they had gone as far as they could.
He said: "We have been unable to bridge important police gaps between us."
Embarrassingly, this meant May would have been forced to return to parliament with the same withdrawal agreement which has been rejected by MPs on three separate occasions.
RESIGNED: Theresa May has resigned as the leader of the Conservative party (Pic: GETTY)
The Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon also called for a general election.
After thanking May for her service, Sturgeon said: “Her departure will not solve the Brexit mess that the Tories have created. Only putting the matter back to the people can do that. Given current circumstances, it also feels deeply wrong for another Tory to be installed in Number 10 without a General Election.”
Adding: "The prospect of an even more hardline Brexiteer now becoming PM and threatening a no deal exit is deeply concerning. Added to the experience of the past three years, this makes it all the more important that Scotland is given the choice of becoming an independent country."
THE FUTURE: Jeremy Corbyn has said that Theresa May was right to resign (Pic: GETTY)
“Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our countrys future, through an immediate General Election”
May will step down as Prime Minster on June 7th but will remain Prime Minister during the leadership contest.
On the steps of Downing Stress Mrs May addressed the nation: "I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7th JunRead More – Source[contf] [contfnew]