Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you'll know that Theresa May stepped in to fill David Cameron's shoes as Prime Minister yesterday. But here's the million dollar question for those of you who haven't followed politics prior to just before the EU Referendum: WHO IS Theresa May?
Before becoming leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May was the UK's home secretary and will be remembered as the longest serving home secretary in the last century.
Commenting on the future of her party, May has said: "[It is] nothing less than the patriotic duty of our party to unite and to govern in the best interests of the whole country. We need a bold, new positive vision for the future of our country - a country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us."
According to BBC, it's May's toughness is her political hallmark. A Tweet from ITV's Robert Peston on the ministerial sackings this morning reads: "I always though @David_Cameron was ruthless. Turns out he was Larry the Cat compared with @theresa_may"
So far, Theresa has organised a major Cabinet reshuffle and sacked George Osbourne, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale and Nicky Morgan. Her appointments thus far are as follows:
Chancellor - Phillop Hammond (promoted from Foreign Secretary)
Foreign Secretary - Boris Johnson (promoted - was backbencher)
Home Secretary - Amber Rudd (promoted from Energy Secretary)
Defence Secretary - Michael Fallon (same as before)
Brexit Secretary - David Davis (promoted - was backbencher)
International Trade Secretary - Liam Fox (promoted - was backbencher)
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