Prime Minister David Cameron announced his plan to resign following the vote for the UK to leave the EU.
The Tory leader made the announcement in front of the world’s media camped outside No10 Downing Street.
He had been under pressure to quit following the vote to quit the European Union.
Despite more than 80 Tory MPs signing a letter saying Mr Cameron has a “mandate and a duty” to remain in post, after the vote scores of Conservatives said he couldn’t stay in Number 10 for long.
Hilary Benn, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, and Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, were among leading opposition figures who said Mr Cameron would have to leave office.
Nigel Farage has called for David Cameron to step down and said the UK needs to be led by “a Brexit Prime Minister”.
The Ukip leader also called for June 23 to be declared a Bank Holiday, saying that it will “go down in our history as our independence day”.
Mr Farage said: “My feeling is the Prime Minister could have risen up to the fray. He chose not to, I think he probably has to go. I think we have to have a Brexit Prime Minister.”
He suggested that Boris Johnson, Michael Gove or Liam Fox would be potential leadership contenders.
He accused Mr Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne of behaving in an “appalling” way during the campaign.
Before the resignation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Cameron should now invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will kick off the two-year process of negotiating a new trade relationship with the remaining EU.
The Labour leader said the PM and Chancellor George Osborne should also act urgently to stabilise the pound, ensure the continuation of investment in UK industry and begin negotiations on a new trade relationship.
Labour would oppose “any urgent Budget that imposes great cuts and further austerity on people”, he added.
(Source: WALES ONLINE)