On July 13, 2016, David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, resigned from office due to the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU, termed Brexit. His successor as Prime Minister is Theresa May.
Theresa May was born on October 1, 1956 in Sussex and graduated from Oxford University in 1977. She was first elected to Parliament in 1997, and was Chair of the Conservative party from 2002-2003. In 2010, May became Minister for Woman and Equalities and Home Secretary, and was Home Secretary until her accession as Prime Minister.
As Home Secretary, May promised to lower Migration levels into the UK to about 100,000, but by 2015 levels had reached 300,000. She did, however, raise restrictions on non-European migrants. She is a supporter of Same-Sex Marriage.
Theresa May was elected to be the next prime minister in the 2016 Conservative Party Leadership election, in which she was elected handedly with 50% of the vote, compared to Andrea Leadsorn at 20%, May’s closest competitor.
May is the second female Prime Minister of the UK, and the 13th overall under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.