Theresa May takes over as second woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Posted on:14 Jul 2016 09:08:57

Theresa May takes over as second woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom
14 July 2016 Current Affairs: Conservative party leader Theresa May (59) became Prime Minister of United Kingdom after meeting Queen Elizabeth II. She succeeds David Cameron, who had resigned in the wake of Brexit referendum that ended his six-year-long stint as the Prime Minister of Britain. 

With this, she became UK’s second-ever female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher (in office from 1979-1990).

Theresa May  : Prior to entering front-line politics, Theresa May has worked with the Bank of England from 1977 to 1983. She had served as a councillor for the London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. She is Member of Parliament for Maidenhead since 1997.

 In the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron she had served as home secretary of UK from May 2010 to July 201. She was the longest-serving home secretary of UK in last 50 years.

 


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