ESSEX MPs are calling on democracy to see Brexit delivered.

They spoke as Prime Minister Theresa May made her teary speech confirming she will step down as leader on June 7.

Rebecca Harris, Tory MP for Castle Point, said: “I am disappointed for the Prime Minister that she did not take us out of Europe.

“She leaves a legacy that will benefit our whole society.

“As to who will replace her, I will listen carefully to the leadership bids of the candidates, but they will need to have a decisive plan for how they would deliver Brexit.”

John Baron, fellow Tory MP for Basildon and Billericay, said: “Theresa May has made the right decision to announce her resignation.

“The next Prime Minister must be fully committed to taking the UK out of the European Union, and must be prepared to reopen negotiations with the EU to resolve deep-seated concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement.”

Sir David Amess, Tory MP for Southend West, said: “I am extremely surprised that so many of my colleagues have put themselves forward for consideration as leader of the party and Prime Minister.

“Very few people have what it takes to be the leader of a major political party or indeed the qualities to be a successful PM.

“The new leader and new Prime Minister that I will be supporting should be someone who believes in delivering on the outcome of the 2016 referendum and has the people skills to get it through Parliament.”

Ashley Dalton, Labour Parliamentary candidate for Rochford and Southend East, said: “We cannot allow the Tory’s psychodrama to continue taking precedent over the good of the country.

“We need a General Election now to allow the people of the county to vote for a Labour government that puts their interest first.

A tearful Prime Minister said she had “done my best” to get her Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament.

MPs Mark Francois, Stephen Metcalfe and James Duddridge were contacted for comment.