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Will step down after Brexit deal goes through: PM May

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that she will step down if the Brexit deal secures a majority in the parliament, so as to allow her successor to take charge of the future negotiations with the European Union.

She made the pledge while addressing the 1922 Committee, the Conservatives' parliamentary group in the House of Commons, the BBC reported.

She told 300 or so party MPs at the meeting "we need to get the deal through and deliver Brexit".

"I ask everyone in this room to back the deal so we can complete our historic duty - to deliver on the decision of the British people and leave the European Union with a smooth and orderly exit.

"I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to secure a smooth and orderly Brexit," May said, adding that she knew the "desire for a new approach -- and new leadership -- in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations and I won't stand in the way of that".

However, she did not indicate any date to quit.

The move came before the MPs are set to vote on changing the Brexit date in British law from March 29 and also on eight possible Brexit options in the indicative votes.

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 23:54 IST
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