…As Theresa May Vows To Be “One Nation” Prime Minister
Theresa May has become Britain's new prime minister Wednesday after meeting with
Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
May, former home secretary, is Britain’s second female prime minister after
Thatcher, who ran the country between 1979 and 1990. She is expected
to announce members of her cabinet Wednesday evening.
In a speech outside 10 Downing St., May said she followed in the footsteps of "a great modern prime minister."
Cameron has led a one nation
government and it is in that spirit that I also plan to lead,"
She said her party believed in the "precious, precious bond" between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
"It means we believe in a union not just between the nations of the United Kingdom but between all of our citizens — every one of us — whoever we are and wherever we’re from," she said. "As we leave the
Union we will forge a
bold new positive role for ourselves in the world and we will make Britain a
country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us."
Before entering the building with her husband Philip, she said, "Together we will build a better Britain."