Monday, July 11th, 2016

Theresa May set to become next UK PM

Narada Desk | July 11, 2016 11:03 pm Print
Theresa May, the UK foreign secretary will be sworn in as UK’s next PM. Today the Tory party elected her as their leader. She is likely to take the oath on Wednesday, said BBC. Cameron will step down soon.

Theresa May is tipped to become next Prime Minister of Britain, reported BBC. The 59-year old, had served as Britain’s foreign secretary earlier. She is assumed to take the office, once PM David Cameron officially submits his resignation on Wednesday. David Cameron is likely to conduct the Prime Minister’s Questions and then directly proceed to Buckingham Palace to request the Queen to recommend Theresa’s name for PM position.

On Monday morning, Theresa May announced her bid for Conservative leadership in Birmingham. Soon after Andrea Leadsom, stated that she is backing out from the PM race, making the transition easier for May.
Speaking to the press, later Cameron congratulated Leadsom for taking the right decision.
“I am delighted about Leadsom’s choice,” said Cameron, adding that he is happy over the elevation of his foreign secretary to PM. Andrea will be going to be elected as the Conservative Party leader soon, said BBC.

Theresa said, she wants to transform the Conservative Party as a party for the working people, and has offered many sops for the working class, during her bid for Tory leadership. May has made her policies clear by saying that “Brexit means Brexit and we are determined to make it a success.”

Theresa May is a vocal about unifying the Leave and Remain sections in Tory party. The 1922 committee of Tory MPs, held talks with members of the Conservative Party to ensure a smooth power transition.

At 8 PM today, the chairman of the Conservative Party, Graham Brady declared that the party has elected Theresa May as the new leader amid thunderous applause from members.

PM David Cameron will step down soon, he added. BBC correspondent Nick Robinson termed the power transition as ruthless in his tweet.