Theresa May tells Tories to ‘go out there and fight’ in last speech as MP

Theresa May told Conservative MPs to “go out there and fight" in the general election as she made a farewell speech in the House of Commons on Friday 24 May.

The former prime minister confirmed in March her decision to stand down as the representative for Maidenhead, saying she would focus on championing causes instead.

Ms May, 67, was first elected in 1997 and served as home secretary under David Cameron between 2010 and 2016 before succeeding him as prime minister.

"I think it is the best job in the world," she said of being an MP, before urging her colleagues to "go out there and fight" to get the Tories re-elected.