Britain: David Cameron to resign today, Theresa May becomes Britain’s second ever female prime minister

#brexit #Theresa May becomes Britain’s second ever  female prime minister as British Prime Minister David Cameron is to resign today, paving the way for Home Secretary Theresa May to take the reins.

Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, a collection of Conservative members of Parliament key to electing the party leader said She will replace Cameron on Wednesday evening as May was officially named Conservative Party leader and successor to Cameron.

In remarks shortly after her leadership was affirmed, May said her priorities will be to administer Britain’s exit from the European Union, a move approved by voters last month, to unite the country and to create a “strong, new, positive vision for the future,” not just for the privileged few, but for everyone.
In Britain’s parliamentary system, the leader of the ruling party is automatically made prime minister. Cameron had already announced he would step down by October after failing to convince the country to remain in the EU in the divisive June 23 referendum that sent shock waves through Britain’s political establishment.

About Theresa May and her background

Theresa May was born Theresa Brasier in the southern English seaside town of Eastbourne in 1956. Her father Hubert was an Anglican clergyman, one of several points which has drawn comparisons between her and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She attended Oxford University but kept a low profile. It was here that she met her husband Philip, a banker. they were reportedly introduced by Benazir Bhutto(A Pakistani politician), later assassinated as Pakistani premier. Interesting thing is, Also Mr Cameron has attended Oxford University. Theresa and Philip married in 1980. They do not have children. She has worked in finance, including at the Bank of England, before being elected as MP for the London commuter town of Maidenhead in 1997.

Theresa May is a keen cricket fan and lists her hobbies as walking and cooking, telling one interviewer that she had more than 100 cook books at home. In an interview for BBC radio, she selected the ABBA song Dancing Queen as one of her favourites. She is well known for her collection of leopard-print kitten heel shoes — a contrast with her sober dress sense and demeanour.

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