Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage reacts after the European Parliament election results for the UK South East Region are announced at the Civic Centre Southampton, Southern England, on May 26, 2019. She will remain as prime minister for a few weeks while the party picks a successor.
Friday's result is a setback for the Brexit Party - founded by eurosceptic figurehead Farage only a few months ago - which came out on top in the European elections in May with 31.6 percent of votes cast.
His rivals include supporters of "hard Brexit" like Dominic Raab and Ester McVey, who are determined to leave the European Union on the scheduled date of October 31, even if it means a rocky no-deal Brexit.
"Following notification from the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, that she has resigned as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, the joint acting chairs of the 1922 Committee are inviting nominations from those Conservative Members of Parliament who wish to stand for election as the next party leader", read a brief statement from the party's backbench grouping.
It all adds up to a deeply unstable situation for any new prime minister, who could also face a no-confidence vote triggered by Labour in his or her first days in office.
The Brexit Party leader outside No.10 Downing Street.
The party slumped to fifth place with just 9.3% of the vote, lost both its MEPs and saw two frontbenchers - Neil Findlay and Daniel Johnson - resign.
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She made no public appearance or statement during a day working in her Maidenhead constituency.
She put on a fearless face this week when hosting US President Donald Trump for a state visit, before joining him and other world leaders to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.
According to the 1922 Committee timetable, the new Conservatives leader should be appointed in the week of July 22.
May replaced David Cameron in July 2016 after British voters chose to leave the EU.
Nominations for the Conservative leadership contest open and close on Monday, and the 313 Conservative MPs - including May - will hold the first of a series of secret ballots on Thursday.
Other front runners are playing catch up, with the current foreign minister, Jeremy Hunt, and environment minister Michael Gove taking a more moderate stance on Brexit. He was quickly criticized by other contenders, who said that in Britain's democracy, Parliament is sovereign and must not be ignored. Parliament has repeatedly voted to rule out leaving without a deal, though it's not clear how lawmakers could stop a prime minister who was determined to do it. Further rounds will be held on June 18, 19 and 20 if needed, with the least popular candidate dropping out each time.
The letter goes on to say that there has been a "lack of activity and focus" due to the Tory leadership contest.
Party members - recently estimated to number 160,000 - will then be asked to choose between them following hustings around the country.