Here is a look at the life of Theresa May, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Date of Birth: October 1, 1956
place of birth: Eastbourne, England
Birth name: Theresa Marie Brazier
dad: Hubert Brazier, Anglican priest
the mother: Zaidi (Barnes) Hell
marriage: Philip May (1980-present)
education: St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977
He suffers from type 1 diabetes.
She was the first woman to lead the Conservative Party.
She was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Society dance by Benazir Bhutto, who later became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
She lost her parents in her twenties.
She co-founded Women2Win, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of conservative women in Parliament.
She is the second female prime minister in Great Britain. Margaret Thatcher was the first. I worked from 1979 to 1990.
1977 – He takes a job at the Bank of England.
1985 – He began working for the Payments Clearing Services Association as a consultant on international affairs.
1986-1994 – Member of the Board of Merton, London.
May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead.
1999-2001 – Shadow State Minister for Education and Employment.
2001-2002 – Shadow State Minister for Transportation, Local Government and Territories.
2004-2005 Shadow State Minister for Family Affairs.
May 2010 – July 2016 – Interior Minister.
2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service providers and telecoms companies to collect more data about users’ online activities. Opponents call it the “snooper’s pact”.
July 11, 2016 – Appointed leader of the Conservative Party.
July 13, 2016 – He replaces David Cameron as British Prime Minister when he resigned after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
From 20 to 21 July 2016 – She is making her first international trip as British Prime Minister, to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and to Paris to meet French President Francois Hollande.
January 26-27, 2017 – During a visit to the United States, May became the first foreign leader serving from outside the United States to speak at Congress’s annual Republican retreat and the first foreign leader to meet with US President Donald Trump since his inauguration.
April 18, 2017 – Calls for early general elections.
May 22, 2017 – In the wake of the Manchester bombing, May announced that campaigning would be suspended until further notice.
June 8, 2017 – In a competitive general election, May’s Conservative Party lost its majority in the British Parliament, by a margin of eight seats. The Labor Party, led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, won 32 seats for a total of 262 seats.
June 9, 2017 – May visits Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, an early step in the process of forming a new coalition government. May’s proposed new government would be a partnership between the Conservative Party and the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party. The next day, two of May’s top advisers quit, even as May herself rejected calls to step down.
September 22, 2017 – During a speech in Florence, Italy, May proposed a “strictly time-limited” transition period to facilitate Britain’s 2019 withdrawal from the European Union.
December 6, 2017 – Prosecutors described a plot to assassinate Mayo using an explosive device at the gates of Downing Street that would give the attacker access to Mayo’s 10th home, where Naim Zakaria Rahman appears in court for terrorist offenses in the alleged plot.
17 April 2018 – May apologizes for her government’s treatment of some Caribbean immigrants to the UK and insists they are still welcome in the country. The apology comes amid widespread condemnation of the government’s treatment of the so-called Windrush generation, the first large group of Caribbean immigrants to arrive in the UK after World War II.
July 6, 2018 – At the end of a Cabinet meeting on Brexit, May announced a proposal aimed at maintaining free trade with the EU. In exchange for free access to its largest export market, the UK would commit to following EU rules and regulations on goods and accept a limited role for its highest court. Two Cabinet members – Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – resigned days later in protest of the plan.
July 17, 2018 – May survived a crucial vote in Parliament when MPs voted 307 to 301 against a proposal from pro-remaining members of her Conservative Party that would have significantly undermined her Brexit strategy.
September 21, 2018 – After the EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, at which her Brexit plan was largely rejected, May called on the EU to “respect” the British position and vote on Brexit. She said the negotiations had “reached a dead end”.
December 12, 2018 – He survived a vote of no-confidence among Conservative MPs, receiving 200 of the 317 possible votes. The vote was called after May postponed a parliamentary decision on her Brexit deal amid indications it would not be approved.
January 15, 2019 – May’s Brexit deal was defeated by 432 votes to 202, the largest margin of defeat since 1924. Corbyn is calling for a vote of no-confidence after May’s defeat, saying he would allow the House of Commons to “make its judgment on the absolute incompetence of this government.”
January 16, 2019 – He may survive a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 in favor of the government remaining in power. After the vote, May called on Britain’s political parties to “put self-interest aside” and jointly articulate a Brexit settlement deal.
March 27, 2019 – Lawmakers in the House of Commons control the timetable for Parliament from May to vote on alternatives to the Brexit plan. After hours of debate, MPs in the House of Commons failed to support any of the proposals. At 5 pm local time, May takes back the initiative and tenders her resignation if MPs support the withdrawal agreement.
May 24, 2019 – May has announced that she will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7. She will remain prime minister until a successor is chosen.
July 24, 2019 – She presents her formal resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Johnson becomes the new prime minister.