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Here’s a glimpse into the life of former UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Birthday date: October 1, 1956

Birth place: Eastbourne, England

Birth name: Theresa Mary Brasier

Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar

Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Inferno

Marriage: Philip May (1980-present)

Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977

Religion: Anglican

He has type 1 diabetes.

She was the first woman in the Conservative Party.

In 1976 she was introduced to her husband at a ball at the Oxford Conservative Association, Benazir Bhutto, who would later become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

He lost both his parents at the age of 20.

She co-founded Women2Win, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of conservative women in Parliament.

She is the second female Prime Minister of Great Britain. Margaret Thatcher was the first. He worked from 1979 to 1990.

1977 – He takes a job at the Bank of England.

1985 – He begins working for the Association of Payment Clearing Services as a consultant on international affairs.

1986-1994 – Councilor for the London Borough of Merton.

May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead.

1999-2001 – Shadow State Education and Employment Secretary.

2001-2002 – Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

2004-2005 – Shadow Secretariat of State for the Family.

May 2010-July 2016 – Secretary of the Interior

2012 – It introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service providers and communications companies to collect more data about users’ online activities. Opponents call it the “Snoopers’ Letter.”

July 11, 2016 – He has been appointed leader of the Conservative Party.

July 13, 2016 – He replaces David Cameron as British Prime Minister when he resigns after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

July 20 to 21, 2016 – He makes his first international trip as British Prime Minister, to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and to Paris to meet with French President Francois Hollande.

January 26-27, 2017 – During her visit to the United States, May became the first foreign leader from outside the United States to speak at the annual congressional Republican retreat and the first foreign leader to meet with US President Donald Trump.

April 18, 2017 – He calls for early general elections.

May 22, 2017 – After the explosion in Manchester, May announced that the election campaign will be suspended until further notice.

June 8, 2017 – In a contested general election, May’s Conservative Party loses its majority in the UK parliament, with eight seats remaining. The Labor Party led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn receives 32 seats out of a total of 262 seats.

June 9, 2017 – May has visited Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, the first step in the process of forming a new coalition government. May’s proposed new government will be a partnership between the Conservative Party and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. The next day, two of May’s top advisers resign, although May herself rejects calls to quit.

September 22, 2017 – In a speech in Florence, Italy, May proposed a “very time-bound” transition period to ease Britain’s exit from the European Union in 2019.

December 6, 2017 – Prosecutors describe a plan to kill May, allowing the attacker to gain access to Number 10, May’s residence, involving an explosive device at the gates of Downing Street, as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman appears in court charged with terrorism offenses in the alleged plot.

April 17, 2018 – May apologized for her government’s treatment of some Caribbean immigrants in the UK and insisted they were still welcome in the country. The apology condemns the government’s treatment of the so-called Windrush generation, the first large group of Caribbean immigrants to arrive in the UK after the Second World War.

July 6, 2018 – At the end of the cabinet on Brexit, May announces a proposal aimed at preserving free trade with the European Union. In exchange for free access to its biggest export market, the UK would commit to complying with EU rules and regulations on goods and accept a limited role for its highest court. Two members of the cabinet – Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – resigned days later in protest against the plan.

July 17, 2018 – May survives a crucial parliamentary vote, with MPs voting 307 to 301 against a proposal by her Conservative party members to Remain, which would have significantly undermined her Brexit strategy.

September 21, 2018 – After the EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, where her Brexit plan was largely rejected, May called on the EU to “respect” the British position and the Brexit vote. Negotiations, he said, are “at an impasse.”

December 12, 2018 – He survives a vote of no confidence among Tory MPs, winning 200 of a possible 317 votes. The vote was called after May delayed a parliamentary decision on her Brexit deal, amid signs it would not pass.

January 15, 2019 – May’s Brexit deal was defeated by 432 votes to 202, the biggest margin of defeat since 1924. Corbyn has called for a confidence vote after May’s defeat, saying it will allow the House of Commons to “pass judgment on the incompetence of this government”. “.

January 16, 2019 – May survives a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons. Members of Parliament voted 325 to 306 in favor of the government remaining in power. After the vote, May called on Britain’s political parties to “put their interests aside” and negotiate a Brexit deal together.

March 27, 2019 – MPs in the House of Commons take control of the parliamentary timetable from May to vote on alternatives to his Brexit plan. After hours of discussion, MPs in the House of Commons do not accept the proposal. At 17:00 local time, May regained the initiative and offered to resign if MPs accepted her withdrawal deal.

May 24, 2019 – May has announced that she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. He will remain as Prime Minister until his successor is elected.

July 24, 2019 – He gives his official resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Johnson will become the new Prime Minister.