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Theresa May
MP
Theresa May UK Home Office.jpg
Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick
Assumed office
13 Julie 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Precedit bi David Cameron
Leader o the Conservative Pairty
Assumed office
11 Julie 2016
Precedit bi David Cameron
Hame Secretar
In office
12 Mey 2010 – 13 Julie 2016
Prime Meenister David Cameron
Precedit bi Alan Johnson
Succeedit bi Amber Rudd
Meenister for Weemen an Equalities
In office
12 Mey 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Meenister David Cameron
Precedit bi Harriet Harman
Succeedit bi Maria Miller
Shaidae Secretar o State for Wirk an Pensions
In office
19 Januar 2009 – 11 Mey 2010
Leader David Cameron
Precedit bi Chris Grayling
Succeedit bi Yvette Cooper
Shaidae Meenister for Weemen an Equality
In office
2 Julie 2007 – 11 Mey 2010
Leader David Cameron
Precedit bi Eleanor Laing
Succeedit bi Yvette Cooper
In office
15 Juin 1999 – 18 September 2001
Shaidae Meenister for Weemen
Leader William Hague
Precedit bi Gillian Shephard
Succeedit bi Caroline Spelman
Shaidae Leader o the Hoose o Commons
In office
6 December 2005 – 19 Januar 2009
Leader David Cameron
Precedit bi Chris Grayling
Succeedit bi Alan Duncan
Shaidae Secretar o State for Cultur, Media an Sport
In office
6 Mey 2005 – 8 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Precedit bi John Whittingdale
Succeedit bi Hugo Swire
Shaidae Secretar o State for the Faimily
In office
15 Juin 2004 – 8 December 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeedit bi Poseetion abolished
Shaidae Secretar o State for Environs an Transport
In office
6 November 2003 – 14 Juin 2004
Leader Michael Howard
Precedit bi David Lidington (Environment, Food an Rural Affairs)
Tim Collins (Transport)
Succeedit bi Tim Yeo
Chairman o the Conservative Pairty
In office
23 Julie 2002 – 6 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Precedit bi David Davis
Succeedit bi Liam Fox
The Laird Saatchi
Shaidae Secretar o State for Transport
In office
6 June 2002 – 23 Julie 2002
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Precedit bi Hersel (Transport, Local Govrenment an the Regions)
Succeedit bi Tim Collins
Shaidae Secretar o State for Transport, Local Govrenment an the Regions
In office
18 September 2001 – 6 Juin 2002
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Precedit bi Archie Norman (Environment, Transport an the Regions)
Succeedit bi Hersel (Transport)
Eric Pickles (Local Govrenment an the Regions)
Shaidae Secretar o State for Eddication an Employment
In office
15 Juin 1999 – 18 September 2001
Leader William Hague
Precedit bi David Willetts
Succeedit bi Damian Green (Eddication an Skills)
David Willetts (Wirk an Pensions)
Member o Pairlament
for Maidenhead
Assumed office
1 Mey 1997
Precedit bi Constituency established
Majority 29,059 (54.0%)
Personal details
Born Theresa Mary Brasier
(1956-10-01) 1 October 1956 (age 60)
Eastbourne, Sussex, Ingland
Poleetical pairty Conservative
Spoose(s) Philip May
Alma mater St Hugh's College, Oxford
Religion Anglican

Theresa Mary May (née Brasier;[1] born 1 October 1956) is a Breetish politeecian wha haes served as Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick syne 2016. She haes been the Member o Pairlament (MP) for Maidenhead syne 1997. She haes been Leader o the Conservative Party syne 2016. May identifies as a ane-naition conservative an haes been chairacterised as a leeberal conservative. She is the seicont female Prime Meenister an Conservative Pairty leader efter Margaret Thatcher.

The dauchter o a vicar, May grew up in Oxfordshire. Frae 1977 till 1983, she wirked for the Bank o Ingland, an frae 1985 till 1997 at the Association for Payment Clearing Services, an aa servin as a cooncillor for Durnsford in Merton. Efter unsuccessfu attempts tae be electit tae the Hoose o Commons in 1992 an 1994, she wis electit as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. Frae 1999 tae 2010, May held a nummer o roles in the Shaidae Cabinets o William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard an David Cameron, includin Shaidae Transport Secretary an Shaidae Wirk an Pensions Secretar. She wis an aa Chairman o the Conservative Pairty frae 2002 tae 2003.

Efter the formation o a coaleetion govrenment follaeingthe 2010 general election, May wis appyntit Hame Secretar an Meeinister for Weemen an Equalities, giein up the latter role in 2012. Reappyntit efter the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, she went on tae acome the langest-servin Hame Secretar syne James Chuter Ede ower 60 years previously. During her tenur she pursued reform o the Polis Federation, implementit a haurder line on drogs policy includin the bannin o khat, owersaw the introduction o electit Polis an Crime Commissioners, the deportation o Abu Qatada, the creaution o the Naitional Crime Augency an brocht in addeetional restrictions on immigration.[2]

Follaeing Cameron's resignation in Juin 2016, May successfully contestit the Conservative leadership contest an automatically acame Prime Meenister in Julie. As Prime Meenister, May's focus haes primarily been on widrawin the UK frae the European Union. She haes an aa cried for the reintroduction o the grammar schuil seestem in the UK. In Aprile 2017, May annoonced her intention for a general election for 8 Juin 2017, the follaein day pairlament votit in favour o the snap general election.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pronoonced /ˈbrʒər/ in Inglis
  2. Rentoul, John (1 Julie 2016). "Boring and competent Theresa May is what the nation needs after shock Brexit vote". The Independent. London. Retrieved 11 Julie 2016.