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MPs across the South give their reaction to Theresa May's announcement

MPs in our region have been giving their reaction to the news that Theresa May will be standing down as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7th June.

Mrs May announced the news in a statement outside Downing Street this morning (Friday 24th May).

She said she'd done "everything she can" to try to deliver Brexit. 

Mrs May says she'll stay on as Prime Minister while her party picks her replacement. 

The announcement followed a meeting between the PM and the man who represents her backbenchers - who've been very critical of her updated Brexit plan.

MPs across across our region have been tweeting their reaction to the news on social media.

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has tweeted 'today is a very sad day for our party'.

She said 'divided parties can't win' and says she still strongly believes the House of Commons must deliver Brexit':

The MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, says she's sad to see Mrs May resign.

North Dorset MP Simon Hoare has described Theresa May's statement as 'dignified' - he's given his reaction in a series of tweets:

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