Theresa May was the second female Prime Minister in the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2019.
Prime Minister May studied geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Theresa May started her career at the Bank of England, after which she went on to the Association for Payment Clearing Services, firstly as Head of the European affairs unit from 1989 to 1996 and then as Senior Adviser on international affairs from 1996 to 1997.
Theresa has been involved in politics at all levels for many years, beginning by stuffing envelopes at her local Conservative association before going on to be a Councillor in the London borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. During her time at Merton, Theresa was Chair of Education from 1988 to 1990 and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesperson from 1992 to 1994.
Theresa was elected MP for Maidenhead in May 1997, after which she held several shadow positions, including:
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