[EYES AND VOICE] Today, Wednesday 13 July (2016) Theresa May has been officially appointed Britain’s new Prime Minister after David Cameron’s Resignation.
Ms. May, 59, promised to honour last month’s Brexit referendum to leave the European Union, and also to heal divisions that the vote exposed, and to preside over an economy that benefits everyone, not just the “privileged few.”
Theresa May appoints Boris Johnson foreign secretary
In a surprise appointment, Ms. May named Boris Johnson – the former London mayor – the new foreign secretary in Cabinet reshuffle. Boris Johnson was a big advocate for Brexit campaign but only to abruptly pull out of the race to become the next prime minister.
Only on Monday (11 July) did Ms. May learn that she would become prime minister, when the last remaining contender to lead the ruling Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom, quit the race.
Speaking as she arrived at the prime minister’s office at 10 Downing Street, Ms. May, who had served for six years as home secretary, stated:
“We are living through an important moment in our country’s history; following the referendum, we face a time of great national change,” Ms. May said, as her husband, Philip, stood nearby.
Fun Fact: Theresa May is married to Philip John May. He is a senior executive at a $1.4tn investment fund that profits from tax avoiding companies.
Fun Fact: As Theresa May becomes Prime Minister, Philip will be referred to as the; First Man.
Although, Ms. May had supported Britain’s remaining in the European Union, but she has promised to respect the outcome of the June 23 vote.
“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,” she said.
Theresa May is the 13th prime minister to serve this queen — the first was, Winston Churchill.