Theresa May – Biography of Theresa May

Theresa Maria Brasier was born on October 1, 1956 in Eastbourne, Sussex (England), daughter of Zaidee and Hubert and Brasier, minister of the Anglican Church and vicar of Wheatley. After attending Oxfordshire primary schools, she received a Catholic education at St. Juliana’s Convent School for Girls, an independent school in Begbroke.

After high school he enrolled at the University of Oxford, where he studied and graduated in geography. In 1977 she began working at the Bank of England: she remained there until 1983. A couple of years later she was an advisor for international affairs and a financial consultant for the Association for Payment Clearing Services, while from 1986 she was a Director of Borough di Merton, London.

On September 6, 1980 she married the banker Philip May; It is said that the one who introduced them at a conservative youth dance was Benazir Bhutto, who years later would become Prime Minister of Pakistan. Theresa and her husband have no children.

In the 1992 elections, Theresa May he ran for North West Durham, but to no avail; five years later she was elected to Maidenhead. Already in Parliament, he became a member of the opposition for William Hague, as a shadow cabinet representative for the school, the disabled and women.

After the 2001 elections, the new Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith, kept her in the shadow cabinet, assigning her to the Transportation portfolio.

In July 2002, may became the first woman to lead the Conservative party: during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference, she explained why, in her view, her party should change, referring to the nickname of Nasty Party (bad, unpleasant match).

In June 2004 he began to work in the shadow cabinet, in the portfolios of Culture, Media and Sports; the following year, David Cameron named her Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. Re-elected by Maidenhead, in May 2010, Prime Minister David Cameron in his first experience of government, appointed her Minister of the Interior and Minister of Women and Equality. Thus she became the fourth woman in the history of Great Britain, to manage one of the great positions of State after Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Beckett and Jackqui Smith.
As Minister of the Interior, Theresa MayHe was also a member of the National Security Council. In his debut as Home Secretary he had to address the issue of information gathering and surveillance carried out in England and Wales due to some measures of the previous Labor government.

With the so-called Identity Documents Act 2010, may it suppressed the national identity card approved by Labor and revised the rules on the collection of DNA samples from suspects.

Also in 2010 there were radical cuts in the budget of the Ministry of the Interior, including a reduction in the number of agents. On July 26 he announced a package of reforms, always related to security, which determined the replacement of the Soca (the central body for the fight against crime in force until that moment) with the new National Crime Agency.

In 2012, she left the Ministry of Women and Equality, after a period of two years that saw her at the center of a great controversy, related in particular to the movements for the rights of homosexuals and the so-called LGBT community, discontented with his decision to vote against the expansion of the adoption rights of homosexual couples. However, in 2012 may He came out in favor of same-sex marriage by recording, for this purpose, a video for the Out4Marriage campaign. Theresa He thus became one of the highest profile leaders of the conservative party, favorable to homosexual unions.

In July 2013, he noted that the crime rate had dropped by more than 10% since the Conservatives were in government, despite spending cuts.

In the summer of 2016, with the Brexit referendum in which he won the option to leave the European Union, Theresa May he ran in the Conservative Party primaries, following the announcement of the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had fought for the option to remain.

Theresa He underlined and emphasized the need for unity within the party, beyond the relative positions of the exit from the European Union, and highlighted the need for strong leadership and a positive vision for the future of the country.

A first poll conducted among Conservative MPs saw Theresa as the most voted: Andrea Leadsom, his opponent, withdrew on July 11. The statements in which he accused may being less capable by not having children, they turned on her fatally.

With the retirement of Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May, remained the only candidate to lead the Tory party (conservative party) and, therefore, to occupy the position of Prime Minister: in Great Britain she was the second woman to have this role, after Margaret Thatcher.