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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

From MP to PM, when Theresa May dashes into Downing Street to build a better Britain!

Here she comes, the second female Prime Minister in the history of British Politics! Theresa May becomes Britain’s Premier as David Cameron tender resignation to Her Majesty Queen on Wednesday. 13/07/2016 
Here she comes, the second female Prime Minister in the history of British Politics!Being the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead and Britain's new Prime Minister, Theresay May entered Parliament in 1997 and under Prime Minister David Cameron has been the longest-serving Home Secretary in 50 years

Political experience

  • Councillor, London Borough of Merton 1986-94
  • 1992 parliamentary candidate NW Durham
  • 1994 parliamentary candidate in the Barking by-election
  • MP for Maidenhead 1997 to present
  • Shadow education secretary 1999-2001
  • Shadow transport 2001-2003, Conservative Party Chairman 2002-3
  • Shadow transport 2003-4
  • Shadow culture media & sport 2004-5
  • Shadow leader of the House of Commons 2005-9
  • Shadow work & pensions 2009-10
  • Home Secretary 2010-present
     Member of Parliament for Maidenhead and Britain's new Prime Minister. She entered Parliament in 1997 and under Prime Minister David Cameron has been the longest-serving Home Secretary in 50 years.
    Member of Parliament for Maidenhead and Britain's new Prime Minister.
    She entered Parliament in 1997 and under Prime Minister David Cameron has been the longest-serving Home Secretary in 50 years.



David Cameron has on Wednesday signed off as Prime Minister with advice for successor Theresa May to keep the UK "as close to the European Union as possible"
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David Cameron leaves No 10 for his final PMQs
After being forced out of the premiership by last month's referendum vote to quit the EU, Mr Cameron won a standing ovation from Conservative MPs and applause from some of the opposition as he ended his last session of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons by telling them: "I was the future once."
Urged by veteran Tory Kenneth Clarke to remain an "active participant" as the House copes with the fallout from Brexit, Mr Cameron said: "I will watch these exchanges from the back benches. I will miss the roar of the crowd, I will miss the barbs from the opposition, but I will be willing you on."
Who is Theresa May per se?
Theresa had a varied education spanning both the state and private sectors, and both grammar school and comprehensive school. She read Geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. She started her career at the Bank of England and went on to hold posts at the Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS) as Head of the European Affairs Unit and Senior Adviser on International Affairs.
Theresa has been involved in politics at all levels for many years, starting out stuffing envelopes at her local Conservative Association before going on to be a councillor in the London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. During that time she was Chairman of Education between 1988 and 1990 and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesman between 1992 and 1994.
Theresa was elected Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in May 1997. She lives in the constituency and is an active local campaigner. Her local activity has included campaigns to improve the local train service, bring a minor injuries unit to St Marks Hospital, and improve Maidenhead town centre.
She has held several positions within Parliament since 1997. She was a member of the Shadow Cabinet from 1999 to 2010, including as Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. From 2002 to 2003 she was the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Theresa was appointed Home Secretary in May 2010. In this role she is leading the Government’s work to free up the police to fight crime more effectively, secure the borders and reduce immigration, and protect the UK from terrorism. She was also Minister for Women & Equalities from 2010 to 2012
Theresa May made the following statement after confirmation of her selection as leader of the Conservative Party:
Theresa May
“I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader. I would like to pay tribute to the other candidates during the election campaign, and I would like to pay tribute to Andrea Leadsom for the dignity that she has shown today. During this campaign, my case has been based on three things. First, the need for strong, proven leadership to steer us through what will be difficult and uncertain economic and political times. The need of course to negotiate the best deal for Britain in leaving the EU and to forge a new role for ourselves in the world. Brexit means Brexit and we’re going to make a success of it. Second, we need to unite our country. And third, we need a strong, new, and positive vision for the future of our country. A vision of a country that works not for the privileged few but works for every one of us. Because we’re going to give people more control over their lives. That’s how together we will build a better Britain.”
Speaking of his pride at presiding over record employment, improved school standards, the introduction of gay marriage and lifting low-paid people out of income tax, Mr Cameron told MPs: "You can achieve a lot of things in politics ... In the end, public service, the national interest, that's what it's all about."
Watched from the public gallery by wife Samantha and children Nancy, Elwen and Florence, Mr Cameron paid tribute to the support he had received from his family, telling MPs: "The pressure often bears hardest on those around us in this job."
And in response to the news that the family are leaving the Downing Street cat behind at Number 10, he assured MPs: "I love Larry."
Listing his engagements for the day, Mr Cameron joked that "other than one meeting this afternoon with Her Majesty the Queen, my diary for the rest of the day is remarkably light".
Ulster Unionist MP Danny Kinahan paid tribute to Mr Cameron's "hard work and leadership" and suggested that he might be interested in taking up positions which had become available as manager of the England football team, presenter of BBC One's Top Gear or president of the United States.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested the PM could take up Len Goodman's job on TV's Strictly Come Dancing - though the PM admitted "I don't really have a pasa doble".
Despite devoting the bulk of his six questions to housing and Europe, Mr Corbyn paid tribute to Mr Cameron's achievement in legalising gay marriage and securing the release of British resident Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay and wished him and his family well as he leaves office - as well as asking him to thank his mother for her advice about his suits and ties.

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Cameron thanked the Labour leader for his comments, but also took a string of pot-shots at the opposition, saying: "When it comes to woman prime ministers, pretty soon I am pleased to say it is going to be two-nil - and not a pink bus in sight."
The outgoing PM is later expected to make a statement in Downing Street setting out what he sees as his legacy, before going to Buckingham Palace to offer his resignation to the Queen.
Mrs May will follow him to the Palace to be formally appointed his successor by "kissing hands" with the head of state, and is expected to make her first speech as PM outside the famous black door to Number 10, outlining her priorities for the new administration.
Here she comes,
Here she comes, the second female Prime Minister in the history of British Politics! Theresa May becomes Britain’s Premier as David Cameron tender resignation to Her Majesty Queen on Wednesday. 13/07/2016
Here she comes, the second female Prime Minister in the history of British Politics! Theresa May becomes Britain’s Premier as David Cameron tender resignation to Her Majesty Queen on Wednesday. 13/07/2016
The second female Prime Minister in the history of British Politics! Theresa May becomes Britain’s Premier as David Cameron tender resignation to Her Majesty Queen on Wednesday. 13/07/2016

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