Here is a glimpse into the life of Therese May former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Date of Birth: October 1, 1956
Place of birth: Eastbourne, England
Birth name: Therese Marie Brasier
Dad: Hubert Brasier, Anglican Vicar
Mother: Zaidee Bra (Barnes)
Wedding: Philippe May (1980-present)
Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977
Has type 1 Diabetes.
Was the first female president of the Conservative Party.
Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir Bhutto, who later became Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Lost both parents in his twenties.
Co-founded Women2Winan organization dedicated to increasing the number of Conservative women in Parliament.
Is the second female Prime Minister of Great Britain. Margaret Thatcher Was the first. She served from 1979 to 1990.
1977 – Takes a job at the Bank of England.
1985 – Starts working for the Association for Payment Clearing Services as an advisor on international affairs.
1986-1994 – Councilor in the London Borough of Merton.
May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead.
1999-2001 – Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment.
2001-2002 – Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Authorities and Regions.
2004-2005 – Shadow Secretary of State for the Family.
May 2010-July 2016 – House secretary.
2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service providers and communications companies to collect more data about users’ online activities. Opponents call it the “Snooper’s Charter”.
July 11, 2016 – Is called leader of the conservative party.
January 26-27, 2017 – During a visit to the United States, May becomes the first sitting foreign leader outside the United States to speak at the annual Congressional Republican Retreat and the first foreign leader to meet US President Donald Trump since his inauguration.
April 18, 2017 – calls for the holding of early general elections.
May 22, 2017 – Following the explosion in Manchester, May announces that the election campaign will be suspended until further notice.
June 8, 2017 – In a competitive general election, May’s Conservative Party lost its majority in the British Parliament, missing out on eight seats. The Labor Party, led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, won 32 seats for a total of 262 seats.
June 9, 2017 – can visit Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, a first step in the process of forming a new coalition government. The new government proposed by May will be a partnership between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. The next day, two of May’s top advisers quit, even as May herself pushes back on calls to step down.
September 22, 2017 – During a speech in Florence, Italy, May offers a “strictly time-limited” transition period to facilitate Britain’s 2019 withdrawal from the European Union.
December 6, 2017 – Prosecutors describe a plot to assassinate May involving an explosive device at the gates of Downing Street which would give the attacker access to No. 10, May’s residence as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman appears in court for terrorism offenses in the alleged conspiracy.
April 17, 2018 – can apologize for his government’s treatment of some Caribbean immigrants in the UK and insists that they were always welcome in the country. The apology comes amid widespread condemnation of the government’s treatment of the so-called Windrush generation, the first large group of migrants from the Caribbean to arrive in the UK after The Second World War.
July 6, 2018 – Following a cabinet meeting on Brexit, May announces a proposal which aims to preserve free trade with the European Union. In exchange for free access to its biggest export market, the UK would pledge to follow EU rules and regulations on goods and accept a limited role for its highest court. Two cabinet members – Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – resigned a few days later in protest against the plan.
July 17, 2018 – May you survive a crucial vote in parliament when MPs vote 307 to 301 against a proposal from members of his Tory party who back Remain that would have significantly undermined his Brexit strategy.
September 21, 2018 – After an EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, where its Brexit plan was widely rejectedMay called on the EU to “respect” Britain’s position and the Brexit vote. Negotiations, she says, are “at an impasse.”
December 12, 2018 – Survives a vote of no confidence among Tory MPs, garnering 200 of a possible 317 votes. The vote was called after May postponed a parliamentary decision on a Brexit deal amid signs it would not be approved.
January 15, 2019 – May’s Brexit deal defeated 432 to 202, largest margin of defeat since 1924. Corbyn is calling for a vote of no confidence after May’s defeat, saying it will allow the House of Commons to “deliver its verdict on the sheer incompetence of this government”.
January 16, 2019 – May survives a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons. Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 in favor of keeping the government in power. After the vote, May calls on Britain’s political parties to “put aside their personal interests” and talk together about a compromise Brexit deal.
March 27, 2019 – House of Commons lawmakers take control of the parliamentary calendar from May to vote on alternatives to his Brexit plan. After hours of debate, members of the House of Commons does not support any of the proposals. At 5 p.m. local time, May regains the initiative and offers to resign if MPs support his withdrawal agreement.
May 24, 2019 – May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. She will remain prime minister until a successor is chosen.
July 24, 2019 – Tenders his official resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Johnson becomes the new Prime Minister.