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Theresa May

Theresa May

Born:

Theresa May who is current Prime Minister of United Kingdom and also the leader of Conservative Party born on 1 October 1956, In England.

Family Background:

She is the daughter of Hubert Brasier and his wife Zaidee Mary. Her father had been Church of England clergyman.

Personal Life:

In 1980, She married Philip May, an investment banker. The couple could not have any children due to medical reasons.

Education:

She had attended several schools including Heythrop Primary School, Oxfordshire, St. Juliana’s Convent School for Girls, and the Wheatley Park Comprehensive School. In 1977, She completed her BA degree at St Hugh’s College.

Career:

Following her graduation, She had started working for the Bank of England, a job she held until 1983. She then worked as a financial consultant and senior advisor in International Affairs at the Association for Payment Clearing Services from 1985 to 1997. In 1999, She had been appointed Shadow Education and Employment Secretary in the Shadow Cabinet. Following the 2001 election, She had been moved to the Transport portfolio by the new Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith. As Home Secretary, Theresa May also became a member of the National Security Council. She had been appointed the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party in July 2002. The following year she was made the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport after Michael Howard’s election as Conservative Party and Opposition Leader in November 2003. Her career flourished over the ensuing years and she was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010. As someone with strong views on immigration, in 2010 She had promised to bring the level of net migration down to less than 100,000. She also rejected the European Union’s proposal of compulsory refugee quotas. Theresa May assumed office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 13 July 2016, becoming the nation’s second female PM after Margaret Thatcher.

Unknown Facts:

  • She kept a very low profile during the EU referendum.
  • She had been responsible for the divisive “Go home” billboard vans.
  • She is a supporter of same-sex marriage.

Master Stroke:

  • Theresa May had held the office of Minister for Women and Equality from 2010 to September 2012. In this position, She had supported the Anti-Discrimination Laws enshrined in the Equality Act 2010 which came into effect in England, Wales and Scotland on 1 October 2010.

Awards and Achievements:

  • She received the Freedom of the City of London award.
  • In February 2013, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour ‘described her as Britain’s second most powerful woman.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Theresa May, Belief in yourself, Love your work. Never be afraid to show your feelings.

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