May's days in office

From her early days as the MP for Maidenhead to the UK's second woman prime minister, we take a look at Theresa May's political career.

The vicar's daughter from Eastbourne, East Sussex, was elected as MP for Maidenhead in Berkshire in May 1997 - a seat she has held ever since.

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As home secretary, Mrs May had a number of clashes with the Police Federation that represents ordinary officers.

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After the EU referendum in 2016, David Cameron resigned as prime minister and Theresa May won the leadership contest.

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In January 2017, she became the first world leader to meet President Donald Trump in the US.

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Later that year, despite earlier denials, she called a snap election. The Conservatives lost their majority.

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While campaigning, Mrs May was much mocked for a photograph of her eating chips.

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Days after the election, she faced criticism over the response to the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed 72 people.

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Her reception at the 2018 party conference was upbeat - coming on stage to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen.

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In November 2018 she agreed a Brexit deal with the EU, saying it “delivered for the British people”.

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But MPs rejected it by a huge majority. Eventually, there were calls for her resignation.

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