London: Theresa May will become new British Prime Minister on Wednesday. 59-year-old May, will succeed David Cameron, who had announced he would be stepping down for a new prime minister to take the Brexit.
David Cameron announced outside 10 Downing Street “We will have a new Prime Minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening. I am delighted Theresa May will be Prime Minister. She has the overwhelming support of the Conservative parliamentary party…she is strong, she is competent, she is more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead”
May, who would become Britain’s second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, said “I am honoured and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader. Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it. We need to unite our country… we are going to give people more control over their lives and that is how we will build a better Britain. As prime minister, I will make sure that we leave the European Union.”
Leadsom, earlier energy minister in the Cameron—led Cabinet, threw her support behind May as “ideally placed” to enforce the vote for Brexit in last month’s referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU).