Theresa May is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1997 for Maidenhead. Theresa became the Leader of the Conservative Party recently on July 11th 2016 and went on to become the Prime Minister just two days later. Soon after David Cameron resigned as the Prime Minister on June 24th 2016, Theresa May quickly announced her candidacy for leading the Conservative Party. She quickly emerged as the front runner and won the first ballot of the Conservative Party members by a huge margin and also won the support of 199 members of Parliament two days later.
She then went on to face a vote of the Conservative Party members with Andrea Leadsom contesting opposite her. Leadsom withdrew from the elections on July 11th and this led to Theresa’s appointment as the leader on the same day. She went on to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom just two days later.
#1. Theresa worked for the Bank of England before she became an MP. Theresa studied at Oxford University and worked for Bank of England during the 1980’s. She also worked as a financial consultant for Association for Payment Clearing Services during the time she was serving as a Tory councilor. Theresa was first elected as an MP for Maidenhead in the year 1997.
#2. Theresa May is often compared to the chancellor of Germany Angela Merkal. Both these women are very strong headed, independent and determined to get what they want. Both these women are passionate about alpine hiking.
#3. Theresa May, born as Theresa Brasier in 1956 in East Bourne is the daughter of a Protestant clergyman and believes strongly in public service.
#4. Theresa met her future husband, Philip May who was a student at Tory through a mutual friend. This friend was none other than Benazir Bhutto who later went on to become the prime minister of Pakistan. Bhutto was assassinated in 2007. This was soon after Bhutto had served for two terms as the PM.
#5. Theresa married her Philip in 1980 when she was just 23 years old. Her husband was 22 at that time. The two never had any kids. Philip is an investment banker.
#6. Theresa was first appointed as the home secretary in May 2010. This is the time Cameron took office and Theresa lasted a good six years as the home secretary before her ascension. This made her one of the longest serving home secretaries of all time. She was just a month short on breaking James Ede’s record that held the position from 1945 to 1951.
#7. Theresa May was the Chairperson of the Tory party in 2002. She once told a press conference that some people call her party nasty. The Tories stayed out of power for eight long years before finally beating the Labor Party.
#8. Theresa claims to be a supporter of same sex marriages, but when it came to showing her support in public, she did otherwise by opposing the right for gay couples to adopt kids.
#9. Theresa May was not afraid to put on her fighting gloves. She was engulfed in a very bitter public row with Michael Gove. Gove ran against her in the race for the leadership of the Tory Party. Gove was the education minister at that time. Theresa and Michael clashed over the claims of a Muslim plot across various Birmingham schools. This led to the resignation of the Theresa’s special advisor, Fiona Cunningham. Theresa also had a very bad relationship with the ex mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He was expected to run against her in the fight for the Tory Party leadership, however later dropped out. Theresa and Boris have always clashed over immigration and police issues, especially when Theresa did not allow Boris to use water cannons on rioters.
#10. Theresa loves her shoes and her fetish for her shoes does not go unnoticed by the media. While photographers try capturing the face of famous people, loads of photographers also aim at getting a shot of her shoes. May spends a lot of money on her shoes just to ensure she keeps the paparazzi happy.