Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to take part in her final Prime Minister Question session on Wednesday, July 24.
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In photos: Former British Prime Minister Theresa May

Updated 11:59 AM ET, Wed July 24, 2019

Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to take part in her final Prime Minister Question session on Wednesday, July 24.
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Theresa May served as British Prime Minister from July 2016 to July 2019. She was the second woman to hold the office. The first was Margaret Thatcher.

While in office, May faced a deep political crisis over her plan for Britain to exit the European Union. She finally bowed to pressure over her failure to deliver on Brexit and announced her resignation on May 24.

She was replaced by incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he won the United Kingdom's Conservative Party leadership contest on July 23.

See more photos of May through the years.