The UK’s new prime minister Theresa May

Mrs May spoke to the media for the first time as prime minister as she arrived at her official residence at 10 Downing Street

The UK’s new prime minister Theresa May has vowed to lead a “one nation” government that works for all not just the “privileged few”.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after being appointed by the Queen, she said it would be her mission to “build a better Britain”.

She promised to give people who were “just managing” and “working around the clock” more control over their lives.

Mrs May is the UK’s second female prime minister, after Margaret Thatcher.

Her husband Philip was standing behind her as she made her first public speech in the role, highlighting the “precious bond” between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and between “every one of us”.

In her first speech in the job she said she wanted to make “Britain work for everyone” and would fight against “burning injustice”

Mrs May with her husband Philip arriving at Downing Street

David Cameron with his family in Downing Street

The world’s media gathered to watch the speech

Cameron familyMr Cameron and his wife Samantha then walked away hand in hand with their children Elwyn, Nancy, and Florence.

David Cameron jokes with his successor during Prime Minister's Questions


Mrs May, who at 59 becomes the oldest incoming prime minister since Jim Callaghan in 1976, will then return to No 10 as the country’s second female prime minister, following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher.

She is expected to briefly address the nation before meeting top officials, including Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heyward, and receiving a full national security and defence briefing.

BBC /  UK news







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