Theresa May’s biographyTheresa May is a famous British politician. From 2010 to 2012, she was Minister for Women and Equalities in David Cameron’s government, and subsequently, she was appointed Home Secretary (2010-2016). In the summer of 2016, she took Cameron’s place as the Prime Minister of the UK.
Theresa May – early years. Education and workTheresa was born in 1956, in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. Her father was a Church of England clergyman, who later died in a car crash about the time that Theresa graduated from university. After his death, Theresa lost her mother as well, who couldn’t cope with the loss of her spouse. After some time, she found out that she wasn’t able to have children.
The beginning of Theresa May’s political careerFrom 1984 to 1992, May was a local councilor, and then she stood for Parliament for North West Durham, and then in the 1994 by-election for Barking. However, unfortunately, she was unsuccessful. Her first success in politics came in 1997 when she made it to the House of Commons.
In 2002, Theresa was the first woman appointed as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Theresa May’s political ideologyAs a member of the House of Commons, Theresa May voted:
- for the invasion of British forces in Iraq;
- against the UK’s integration into the EU;
- against smoking bans in public places;
- against the ratification of environmental laws to combat climate change;
- against the right of gay couples to adopt children, but for same-sex marriages;
- she was always against the flow of migrants
After the victory of the Conservatives from the parliamentary elections from 2010, Theresa was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality. Initially, she was aiming for the position of Minister of Work, as she had similar duties in the Shadow government. However, the post went to Iain Duncan Smith.
According to British media, May was doing a splendid job as Home Secretary, dealing efficiently with the elimination of disturbances on the streets.
The referendum was won by the ‘Eurosceptics’, and David Cameron resigned, after which Theresa May nominated herself for the position of leader of the Conservative Party, and, consequently, for the position of Prime Minister of the UK.
This way, May became the obvious candidate for the position of Prime Minister. Theresa May was appointed the leader of the Conservative Party. On July 13, David Cameron devolved the power of the Prime Minister in May. Her first speech as PM was “Brexit means Brexit”, expressing her support for the outcome of the referendum.
Theresa May is the prime minister. BrexitIn 2016, a popular referendum was held in Great Britain, the results of which determined whether the country would remain part of the European Union. At that time, Teresa supported the incumbent Prime Minister Cameron, and opposed the so-called "Brexit". Later, her opinion changed.
The referendum was won by Eurosceptics, and David Cameron submitted his resignation, after which Theresa May put forward her candidacy for the post of head of the Conservatives, and, therefore, for the post of Prime Minister of Britain.