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Theresa May's policy chief quits No 10 role - HITC

Theresa May's policy chief has said he is standing down from his role at No 10 to concentrate on grassroots reform of the Conservative party. George Freeman said an “ambitious” programme was needed to reconnect with younger voters after the Tories' ...

Theresa May's cabinet agrees to pay more to break Brexit deadlock - HITC

Theresa May's cabinet is prepared to increase its financial offer to the EU in an attempt to break the deadlock in Brexit talks but will make clear that any figure is contingent on the final deal, including the shape of a future trading arrangement. A ...

Theresa May to meet Sinn Fein and DUP leaders separately at Downing Street - News & Star

Northern Ireland's political leaders will later hold talks with the Prime Minister on the ongoing powersharing crisis at Stormont. Democratic Unionist and Sinn Fein delegations will have separate meetings with Theresa May at Downing Street on Tuesday ...

UK PM Theresa May meets senior ministers to discuss Brexit divorce bill offer - The Indian Express

Prime Minister Theresa May met with senior members of her ministerial team on Monday to discuss their response to European Union demands for more detail on how much Britain is willing to pay as part of its Brexit divorce package. The EU told May on ...

Brexit Bill returns to Commons as Theresa May secures backing for bigger payout - Times & Star

The Brexit battle returns to the Commons after key Cabinet players agreed Theresa May should offer the EU a bigger divorce bill settlement to speed trade talks. With the Prime Minister facing a fresh crunch vote on landmark Brexit legislation in ...

Theresa May 'will not rest' until ALL energy giants end £1.4bn tariff rip-off - The Sun

THERESA MAY has vowed she “will not rest” until all Big Six energy giants treat customers fairly after British Gas axed rip-off tariffs. Britain's biggest energy supplier confirmed it will stop selling open-ended standard variable gas and electricity ...

Prime Minister Theresa May branded Santa after getting Cabinet to sign off £38bn EU divorce bill - The Sun

THERESA May was branded the EU's Santa Claus as she got the Cabinet to sign off a £38billion divorce bill. The PM won approval to warn Brussels it will only get the money if a good trade deal is agreed. Theresa May was branded the EU's Santa Claus ...

Theresa May told to exploit Merkel crisis in Germany to lower Brexit divorce bill - International Business Times UK

The British prime minister Theresa May has been urged to exploit the uncertainty following Germany's elections to demand a lower Brexit divorce bill, it has been reported. With German chancellor Angela Merkel admitting that she may have to go back to ...

Brexit backlash over Theresa May's '£40BILLION offer to get talks moving': Fury as secret Cabinet summit 'agrees to ... - Daily Mail

Theresa May's Brexit 'war cabinet' has agreed to offer billions more in EU divorce payments in return for a free trade deal. Brussels sources had indicated they would not consider opening talks unless the UK hands over about £40billion – double the ...

Brexit latest: Theresa May should walk away from negotiations unless Brussels agree to trade talks next month, ex ... - Evening Standard

Theresa May should walk away from Brexit negotiations if trade talks are not given the green light by Brussels next month, David Jones has said. The former Brexit minister urged the Prime Minister to take a hard line on crunch talks as she reportedly ...

Britain's Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to offer EU more cash - iNews

Theresa May has won the go-ahead from senior ministers to increase Britain's Brexit divorce bill offer to as high as £40bn in return for a concrete promise from European Union leaders to move on to trade talks. She hopes the move, which she will make ...

Theresa May is urged to walk away from Brexit talks if Brussels refuses to talk trade at December summit - HeraldScotland

The interventions came as Mrs May and her senior colleagues met to discuss upping the initial £18 billion offer to the EU27 on the divorce bill in a bid to unblock the logjam on trade talks at the December European Council. Sources suggested that no ...

Brexit: Theresa May will offer to pay £40bn for 'divorce bill' if trade talks begin - The Independent

Theresa May has cleared the way for Britain to pay the EU a hefty Brexit 'divorce bill' of some £40bn in a bid to break the deadlock in withdrawal negotiations. The Independent understands Ms May won the backing of key cabinet figures to almost double ...

Brexit: Key Leave ministers appear to back £40bn EU divorce bill - Sky News

Theresa May appears to have won the backing of Cabinet Brexiteers to double the UK's "divorce bill" offer from £20bn to £40bn. At a tense two-hour meeting of senior ministers in 10 Downing Street, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are believed to have ...

Theresa May faces Tory backlash over plans to pay up to £40bn in Brexit divorce bill -

Theresa May faced a backlash from Tory MPs tonight over plans to pay up to £40billion in a Brexit divorce bill. A host of senior Conservatives blasted plans to stump up a “ransom” to Brussels after a crunch private meeting of her Brexit 'War Cabinet ...

Tory MPs advise Theresa May not to increase Brexit exit payment - Irish Times

Conservative MPs have warned Theresa May against increasing Britain's offer on the Brexit divorce bill as the prime minister met senior cabinet ministers on Monday to discuss possible concessions. Ahead of the meeting of a cabinet subcommittee on ...

What was the dementia tax and why was it axed by Theresa May? Conservative social care funding row explained - The Sun

THE so-called 'dementia tax' was one of the most hotly debated issues during the 2017 General Election. There was no mention of the so-called “dementia tax” in the Queen's Speech. But what is the policy and why was it seemingly dropped by Theresa May?

Theresa May's policy board chief George Freeman stands down - BBC News

Theresa May's policy chief is standing down to concentrate on boosting the Conservative Party's campaigning strength and appeal to younger voters. George Freeman said the party needed to change after its "ill-conceived" general election campaign.

MPs accuse Theresa May of failing to address Donald Trump over extradition of Suffolk's Lauri Love - East Anglian Daily Times

MPs accuse Theresa May of failing to address Donald Trump over extradition of Suffolk's Lauri Love. PUBLISHED: 18:37 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:38 20 November 2017. Katy Sandalls. Suffolk man Lauri Love is facing extradition to the US. Picture: ...

Akufo-Addo holds bilateral talks with British PM Theresa May - Graphic Online

Congratulating Ghana on her 60th Independence Anniversary, Prime Minister Theresa May told President Akufo-Addo that she and the people of the United Kingdom were “looking forward to building a sound relationship, and also developing historic ties with ...

Theresa Mary May, PC, MP is a British politician, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2016. She has been the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been characterised as a liberal conservative. She is the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party after Margaret Thatcher.

The Right Honourable

Theresa May UK Home Office (cropped).jpg
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
13 July 2016
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by David Cameron
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
11 July 2016
Preceded by David Cameron
Home Secretary
In office
12 May 2010 – 13 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Alan Johnson
Succeeded by Amber Rudd
Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Harriet Harman
Succeeded by Maria Miller
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
23 July 2002 – 6 November 2003
Leader Iain Duncan Smith
Preceded by David Davis
Succeeded by Liam Fox
The Lord Saatchi
Member of Parliament
for Maidenhead
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency created
Majority 29,059 (54.0%)
Personal details
Born Theresa Mary Brasier
(1956-10-01) 1 October 1956 (age 60)
Eastbourne, England, UK
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Philip May (m. 1980)
Residence 10 Downing Street
Alma mater St Hugh's College, Oxford
Religion Church of England
Website Government website
Constituency website

Theresa Mary May, PC, MP (née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2016. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Maidenhead since 1997. May identifies as a one-nation conservative and has been characterised as a liberal conservative. She is the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party after Margaret Thatcher.

The daughter of a vicar, May grew up in Oxfordshire. From 1977 until 1983, she worked for the Bank of England, and from 1985 until 1997 at the Association for Payment Clearing Services, also serving as a councillor for Durnsford in Merton. After unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons in 1992 and 1994, she was elected as the MP for Maidenhead in the 1997 general election. From 1999 to 2010, May held a number of roles in the Shadow Cabinets of William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, including Shadow Transport Secretary and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary. She was also Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

After the formation of a coalition government following the 2010 general election, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, giving up the latter role in 2012. Reappointed after the Conservative victory in the 2015 general election, she went on to become the longest-serving Home Secretary since James Chuter Ede over 60 years previously. During her tenure she pursued reform of the Police Federation, implemented a harder line on drugs policy including the banning of khat, oversaw the introduction of elected Police and Crime Commissioners, the deportation of Abu Qatada, the creation of the National Crime Agency and brought in additional restrictions on immigration.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron on 24 June 2016, May announced her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party and quickly emerged as the front-runner. She won the first ballot of Conservative MPs on 5 July by a significant margin, and two days later won the votes of 199 MPs, going forward to face a vote of Conservative Party members in a contest with Andrea Leadsom. Leadsom's withdrawal from the election on 11 July led to May's appointment as leader the same day. She was appointed Prime Minister two days later, the second woman to hold both offices. On becoming Prime Minister, May became the first woman to have held two of the Great Offices of State.