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Benjamin Zephaniah tells Theresa May to 'fix up' amid Windrush scandal - The Independent

British poet Benjamin Zephaniah has said Theresa May needs to “fix up” in response to the Windrush scandal that has been highlighted in recent days. Sixty-year-old Zephaniah, one of the highest-regarded poets in Britain today, said the Prime Minister ...

The Observer view on Theresa May's hateful 'hostile environment' immigration policy - The Guardian

But it was Theresa May who was responsible for developing this approach while she was home secretary. Were she still in that post, her position would have been untenable. It is not enough to address the plight of the affected members of the Windrush ...

David Lammy lays into Theresa May over her role in Windrush scandal - The Sun

David Lammy lays into Theresa May over her role in Windrush scandal. The Labour MP said 'her department was fully aware of the human cost' of policies when she was Home Secretary. By Ryan Sabey, Political Correspondent. 22nd April 2018, 1:50 am. DAVID ...

Theresa May asks Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull to Chequers to talk up quick Brexit trade deal - The Sun

THERESA May invited her Aussie counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to Chequers yesterday to discuss post-Brexit trade. Australia's PM was pleased the UK had shown interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull with Theresa ...

Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain brands Theresa May a 'monster and a threat' over decision to bomb Syria - Daily Mail

Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has branded Theresa May 'a monster' and 'a threat' over her decision to order air strikes in Syria. The star blasted Mrs May in a tweet just hours after the Prime Minister spoke in defence of the UK's military action with ...

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky - Sunday Business Post

Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky. Michael McDowell. By Michael McDowell Apr 22, 2018. Share this article: Theresa May's Brexit juggling act looking shaky. Of course we wish that the British would change their minds on Brexit. But we need ...

Brexit: Theresa May 'may surrender over customs union' - The Times

Theresa May's team has privately admitted she may have to accept permanent membership of a European customs union, after a secret wargaming exercise concluded that even Brexiteers such as Michael Gove and David Davis would not resign in protest. The ...

Theresa May ignored Windrush warning for four years - The Times

Theresa May knew of the plight of the “Windrush generation” of Britons at least four years ago and failed to act, The Sunday Times has established. The prime minister claimed last week that the government was “swift in responding” as soon as it ...

Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections - The Guardian

In a move that will fuel controversy over the treatment of migrants in the UK following the Windrush scandal, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the Cabinet Office minister David Lidington, raising its serious concern that ...

Theresa May to blame for Windrush crisis, says Jeremy Corbyn - The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn is to accuse Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush generation controversy by setting a deliberately unreachable bar with her “hostile environment” immigration policies. The Labour leader will tell the party's Welsh ...

The human impact of Theresa May's hostile environment policies - The Independent

While individuals from this group have been at the forefront of the story so far, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Home Office's “inhumane” approach to cutting immigration spans far beyond only those who arrived on the Windrush. People from a ...

David Davis 'to lead Cabinet revolt against Theresa May' over 'stitch up' customs deal with the EU - Daily Mail

Mrs May will face further pressure on the issue this week when MPs debate a motion aimed at forcing a vote. Three Tory Commons select committee chairs – Bob Neill, Nicky Morgan and Sarah Wollaston – are among the signatories to the motion, which urges ...

Government divided as Brexiteers fear Theresa May is backing plan to tie firms up in Brussels regulation - Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May is backing a plan for Britain's future relationship with the European Union that would tie up firms in regulation and make trade deals with other countries “impossible”, senior Brexiteers have warned. Well-placed sources told The Sunday ...

Theresa May urged to take lead in global battle against TB as countries struggle to contain 'escalating epidemic' - Telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May has been urged to take a lead in the global battle against tuberculosis as countries across the world struggle to contain an “escalating epidemic”. More than 100 MPs, including Damian Green, the Prime Minister's former deputy, and Ken ...

Brexit minister reveals how MPs can force Theresa May to accept fresh referendum - The Independent

MPs will be able to force Theresa May to accept a fresh referendum on Brexit in a showdown vote as early as the autumn, a minister has conceded. In a surprise admission, Steve Baker said the crucial vote on the exit deal would not – as expected – be a ...

David Lammy brands Theresa May's Windrush apology "crocodile tears" - Birmingham Live

David Lammy brands Theresa May's Windrush apology "crocodile tears". The Prime Minister said this week she was "genuinely sorry". Share; Comments. By. James RodgerAdvanced Content Writer. 21:17, 21 APR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and ...

NEW PUSH FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: You were wrong then and now – British PM Theresa May - Vanguard

LAST week's expression of regret by Prime Minister Theresa May that several former British colonies, including Nigeria, have criminalised same-sex marriage did not come to political watchers as a surprise. The British Prime Minister who, on May 21 ...

Home Office under Theresa May was urged to act on problems facing Windrush generation in 2014 - The Independent

Home Office officials were urged four years ago to act on the growing problems facing the Windrush generation, it has emerged, including recommendations to create a specialist taskforce which was only set up this week. It follows intense pressure on ...

Don't quit your day job Malcolm! Prime Minister Turnbull plants a VERY underwhelming tree at Theresa May's private ... - Daily Mail

Prime Minister Turnbull plants a VERY underwhelming tree at Theresa May's private English retreat. Malcolm Turnbull talked trade and security with UK Prime Minister Theresa May; He became the first Australian leader to plant a tree at her private ...

Amoaning slams Theresa May, UN Rapporteur over Ghana gay rights demands - GhanaWeb

A senior lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, Moses Foh Amoaning, has descended heavily on UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, for “insulting” the Speaker of Parliament for his anti-gay stance. According to him ...

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

MP
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
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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.