Theresa May to be­come UK PM to­mor­row

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Theresa May will on Wed­nes­day be­come the prime min­is­ter tasked with lead­ing Bri­tain’s into Brexit talks after her only ri­val in the race to suc­ceed David Cameron pulled out un­ex­pect­edly.

May was left as the only con­tender after the with­drawal from the lead­er­ship race of An­drea Lead­som, who faced crit­i­cism for sug­gest­ing she was more qual­i­fied to be pre­mier be­cause she had chil­dren.

“I am hon­oured and hum­bled to have been cho­sen by the con­ser­va­tive party to be­come its leader,” said Theresa May in Lon­don after she was for­mally con­firmed as the win­ner of the con­ser­va­tive lead­er­ship con­test on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

“Dur­ing this cam­paign, my case has been based on three things. First, the need for strong, proven lead­er­ship to steer us through what will be dif­fi­cult and un­cer­tain eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal times; the need to ne­go­ti­ate the best deal for Bri­tain in leav­ing the EU; and to forge a new role for our­selves in the world.”

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