Five Things To Know About New U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

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Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London September 1, 2014. May is to be Britain’s next Prime Minister. Luke MacGregor/Reuters

 

It is all over, then. In the great Shakespearean tragedy that was Brexit, virtually every player is dead on the stage bleeding from multiple stab wounds. Mostly in the back.

There is only one woman left standing: Theresa May, the Home Secretary who will now take over from Cameron as Britain’s second Prime Minister in history. Cameron confirmed her expected succession on Monday after Andrea Leadsom, May’s only rival in the race for leadership of the Conservative party, pulled out of the contest.

So who is May, and what will her premiership be like? Below are five things you need to know; Continue reading