Ms. Theresa May is appointed as new Prime Minister of Britain. As Brexit happened in June 2016, British PM David Cameron had resigned from his post. Mrs. Theresa May, Age 59 years assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday, 13 July 2016.
Theresa May is the 13th Prime Minister in Britain. First PM Was Winston Churchill.
Former PM Mr. Cameron said, “I’m delighted that for the second time in British history, the new prime minister will be a woman, and once again a Conservative, I believe Theresa will provide.”
British PM Theresa May said, “As we leave the European Union we will forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world, and we will make Britain a country that works not just for a privileged few but for every one of us.”
David Davis is appointed to lead a new department responsible for exiting the European Union.
Liam Fox is appointed for International trade. He was former defense secretary. Theresa May has effectively handed Mr. Johnson, Mr. Davis and Mr. Fox the responsibility for successfully carrying out the Brexit.
Former PM David Cameron had desperately tried to keep Britain in European Union but his efforts could not complete. British PM Theresa May herself recently taunted Mr. Johnson’s negotiating skills over London’s purchase of used German water cannons when he was mayor.
She blocked the use of the cannons, citing fears that they could cause serious injuries.
Amber Rudd, former energy secretary is appointed to home secretary. That ensures that one of the biggest political offices remains in the hands of a woman. Newly appointed Prime Minister has chosen Philip Hammond as chancellor of the Exchequer, replacing George Osborne.
British PM Theresa May moved into 10, Downing Street after a political ritual of Mr. Cameron’s resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. On Monday, 11 July 2016, Theresa May came to know that she would become British PM as the last contender quit the race.
Theresa May must chart a course that unites her Conservative Party and takes Britain out of the European Union, while limiting the effect of withdrawal on an economy already heading for a downturn and bruised by a slump in the value of its currency.