Theresa May has officially been appointed as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, becoming the second woman prime minister of Britain, after ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher. David Cameron formally stepped down from office today.
The changeover took place at the Buckingham Palace after individual meetings with the Queen. May is scheduled to proceed to 10 Downing Street, where she will deliver her first speech as prime minister.
The 59-year-old Tory MP became the Leader of the Conservative Party after being elected unopposed. Once assuming power, May, who represents Maidenhead, will set the ball rolling for Britain’s imminent exit from the European Union.
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# Will strengthen the United Kingdom and the bond that unites the nations of the UK, says May
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# May arrives at 10 Downing Street
# Theresa May appointed as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
# Theresa May arrives at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen
# Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that the Queen has “graciously accepted” David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister and first Lord of the Treasury: BBC
# Arnold tweeted, “Best wishes to my friend David Cameron. You are the definition of a great public servant.”
Best wishes to my friend @David_Cameron. You are the definition of a great public servant.
# David Cameron arrives at Buckingham Palace
# “I want to thank everyone who has given so much support to me personally over these years,” said Cameron, including his team at Number 10 and his political advisers.
# David Cameron tweeted, “It’s been a privilege to serve the country that I love.”
It's been a privilege to serve the country that I love.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) July 13, 2016
# “It’s not been an easy journey and of course we’ve not got every decision right,” said David Cameron
# “I believe Theresa will provide strong leadership,” said David Cameron
#David Cameron speaks at 10 Downing Street
# David Cameron emerges 10 Downing Street, signalling the end of his tenureship
# Theresa May will meet the Queen shortly after Cameron gives his resignation
#David Cameron is preparing to resign as the Prime Minister
# May is expected to be installed at Downing Street by Wednesday evening
# At 17:00 BST, David Cameron will arrive to formally tender his resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, London
# PM David Cameron leaves Parliament for Downing Street
# Cameron told MPs he would “miss the roar of the crowd” and said there had been many “amazing moments” during his six years in power.
# David Cameron receives standing ovation at his final speech which he ends with, “I was the future once.”
# “I will be willing you on..I will be willing on all of you,” said David Cameron.
# Incoming prime minister Theresa May greeted with huge cheer as she enters the House of Commons.
# David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street as he prepares for his final Prime Minister’s Questions.