Theresa May left 10 Downing Street for the last time as prime minister with a warning to her successor that he must deliver an “exit from the European Union in a way that works for the whole United Kingdom”.
Ms May’s emotional departure speech before the famous black door of Number 10 was briefly interrupted by a shout of “Stop Brexit” from a heckler outside the iron gates.
She paused only briefly before saying: “I think the answer to that is ‘I think not’.”
After a private audience with Her Majesty lasting around half an hour, the pair left for their home in Ms May’s Berkshire seat of Maidenhead, where she stays on as constituency MP.
Mr May had watched from the public gallery of the House of Commons as his wife received a standing ovation from MPs after her final session of prime minister’s questions, before the pair ate lunch together in the sun-drenched garden of Number 10.
Liberal Democrats including new leader Jo Swinson joined Tories and the DUP in rising to their feet to applaud the PM after a marathon session of questions lasting more than an hour.
But Labour MPs remained firmly in their seats, and while a few clapped quietly, leader Jeremy Corbyn did not.
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