25 Facts About Prime Minister Theresa May

1. Prime Minister Theresa May was nominated as one of the Society's Inspiring Women of 2006.

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2. Prime Minister Theresa May is known for a love of fashion, and in particular of distinctive shoes; she wore leopard-print shoes at her 'Nasty Party' speech in 2002, as well as her final Cabinet meeting as Home Secretary in 2016.

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3. On 22 September 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May officially made public the details of her Brexit proposal during a speech in Florence, urging the European Union to maintain a transitional period of two years after Brexit during which trade terms remain unaltered.

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4. Prime Minister Theresa May publicly stated her support for the UK remaining in the EU during the 2016 referendum campaign, but did not campaign extensively in the referendum and criticised aspects of the EU in a speech.

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5. In 1998, Prime Minister Theresa May voted against lowering the age of consent for homosexual acts, and was absent for the vote on the repeal of Section 28 in 2003.

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6. On 12 December 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May faced a vote of no confidence in her leadership over opposition to her negotiated Brexit deal from her own party, after the number of Conservative MPs exceeded the 48 no-confidence letter threshold that the 1922 Committee Chairman, Sir Graham Brady required for one to be held.

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7. Prime Minister Theresa May's mentioned Russia's meddling in German federal election in 2017, after German government officials and security experts said there was no Russian interference.

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8. On 13 December 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May lost a vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill by 309 votes to 305, due to 11 Conservatives voting against the government, including Stephen Hammond who was then Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.

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9. In November 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May said the actions of Myanmar Army and police against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar "looks like ethnic cleansing".

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10. On 2 July 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May stated she would be supporting the previous Labour Government's Anti-Discrimination Laws enshrined in the Equality Act 2010 despite having opposed it before.

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11. In 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May promised to bring the level of net migration down to less than 100,000.

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12. In July 2013, Prime Minister Theresa May decided to ban the stimulant khat, against the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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13. In July 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May proposed to review the previous Labour Government's anti-social behaviour legislation signalling the abolition of the "Anti-Social Behaviour Order".

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14. In 2014, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech to the Police Federation, in which she criticised aspects of the culture of the police force.

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15. In July 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a package of reforms to policing in England and Wales in the House of Commons.

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16. In July 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May presented the House of Commons with proposals for a fundamental review of the previous Labour government's security and counter-terrorism legislation, including "stop and search" powers, and her intention to review the 28-day limit on detaining terrorist suspects without charge.

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17. In late June 2010, Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a temporary cap on UK visas for non-EU migrants.

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18. Prime Minister Theresa May's was the longest-serving Home Secretary for over 60 years, since James Chuter Ede who served over six years and two months from August 1945 to October 1951.

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19. Prime Minister Theresa May was appointed the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party in July 2002.

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20. Prime Minister Theresa May's became the first of the 1997 MPs to enter the Shadow Cabinet when in 1999 she was appointed Shadow Education and Employment Secretary.

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21. Ahead of the 1997 general election, Prime Minister Theresa May was selected as the Conservative candidate for Maidenhead, a new seat which was created from parts of the seats of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham.

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22. Prime Minister Theresa May is currently orchestrating the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, adhering to the Chequers Agreement, agreed in 2018.

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23. Prime Minister Theresa May's was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2003.

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24. Prime Minister Theresa May was first elected Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in 1997.

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25. Prime Minister Theresa May's served as Home Secretary from 2010 to 2016.

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