Theresa May

Theresa May first entered Parliament in 1997 as Conservative MP for Maidenhead and was appointed home secretary in 2010.

She is set to succeed David Cameron and become the UK's second female prime minister on 13th July 2016.

Composite of Liam Fox and Theresa May, 2016

May is yet to stamp authority on Brexit

Trade conflicts highlight the difficulty of laying a path to a new deal, writes Sebastian Payne

Brexit: Sturgeon and May’s balancing act

It is in Scotland’s interest to settle for a Norway-style deal, writes Jim Gallagher

May rules out Irish ‘borders of the past’

Belfast visit leaves questions unanswered on north-south frontier

UK manufacturing gloom deepens

CBI survey shows optimism falling on output, orders and jobs

May positions herself against ‘hard Brexit’

UK prime minister’s visit to Ireland shows her desire to build a consensus, writes Sebastian Payne

Feedback: ‘glass cliffs’ and women

Reader comments on Andrew Hill’s column

May aims to allay Brexit fears in Belfast

PM will promise no reinstatement of ‘hard border’ in Ireland

May vows to tackle bad bosses and high pay

PM prepares new laws after criticism of Sports Direct and BHS

May needs to take shareholders with her

The public mood is clear — change has to happen, writes Philip Augar

Brexit: Three men and a country estate

The foreign secretary is forced to share his retreat with fellow leading Leavers

Gill Plimmer

Women do not win when women lead

The rise of female leaders will hurt rather than help

Stefan Stern

New PM spells big change for boards

Boards directors should be prepared for significant new governance guidelines

Merkel offers May more time on Article 50

Conciliatory tone for PM on first stop of long haul towards Brexit

PM to appoint new business tsar

Downing Street to host executives in ‘charm offensive’

Article 50: The Brexit divorce paper

Just 262 words in the Lisbon treaty will dictate the talks — and shape the UK’s ties with Europe

The limits of UK industrial strategy

May should beware the unintended consequences of state intervention, writes Geoffrey Owen

A nation divided: protesters against the Brexit vote wave an EU flag in front of Big Ben
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UK gives up EU presidency stint in 2017

Estonia steps in after May avoids risk of confrontation

David Cameron launches the Conservative Party's manifesto for the General Election in Swindon today.

The Cameron paradox: redrawing UK politics

The end of one-party government in Westminster is edging closer, writes Nick Clegg

May mocks Corbyn at first PMQs

Tory leader sets out desire to heal wounds after referendum campaign

May commits to a balanced budget

PM says there will be strict limits to post-Brexit stimulus

When Merkel meets May

The German chancellor will have to address three questions in her encounter wtih the UK’s prime minister

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Industry welcomes May’s strategy pledge

Prime minister sees greater collaboration and bigger state role

Business input at Westminster ‘up in air’

Lobby groups lament lack of interaction amid post-Brexit upheaval

Putting the people’s will into action will be a political challenge with few precedents in recent history

Court to hear legal challenge to Brexit

First of three actions around the Article 50 process

Commons votes for Trident renewal

New PM Theresa May makes stinging attack on opposition

May to visit Germany for talks with Merkel

Meeting with Hollande also planned in move to calm tensions

Son arms SoftBank for internet of things

Japanese internet giant’s major deal for UK global chip designer

Hammond, the shape-shifting survivor

There may be more to the chancellor than the ‘accountant’ disparaged by mandarins

May accused of downgrading pensions brief

Role changed from minister to ‘under secretary of state’

Housing is key to post-Brexit Britain

Boosting supply can deliver fiscal stimulus and help calm public resentment, writes Delphine Strauss

Trident vote highlights Labour’s disarray

Nuclear deterrent issue lets Tories show unity as the opposition flounders, writes William Wallis

Theresa May to visit Berlin and Paris

New prime minister travels to build ties with EU leaders

The female leaders who are set up to fail

With limited opportunities to take cushier jobs, women may feel obliged to accept the riskiest roles

Industrial strategy as a slick slogan, and as reality

UK government help to the economy needs to be carefully judged

How to make Brexit manageable

The master plan was as clear on the general direction as it was naive about the technical details

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My ‘Theresa May’ face for meetings

To appear exasperated but poised is as good as it gets

UK wants prime-time ban on junk food ads

Draft white paper also calls for junk food sales promotions to end

Mayor Khan backs Gatwick expansion

Sussex airport announces £200m more in investment

Tempest tears through British politics

Change of PM, cabinet cull and Labour crisis sweep UK in 22 days

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Theresa May, playing the long game

The British prime minister has a mission to tackle division and exit from the EU, writes Kate Allen