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Overview (4)

Born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameTheresa Mary Brasier
Nicknames The Steel Lady
Submarine May
Theresa Maybe
Teflon Theresa
The Maybot
Pry Minister
Theresa Mayhem
Theresa Dismay
The Mayfly
Theresa the Appeaser
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Theresa May was born on October 1, 1956 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England as Theresa Mary Brasier. She has been married to Philip May since September 6, 1980.

Spouse (1)

Philip May (6 September 1980 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Leopard print kitten heels
Her mantra "strong and stable leadership"

Trivia (20)

She has been British Conservative MP for Maidenhead (1 May 1997 - present) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (13 July 2016 - present). She became the 76th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Margaret Thatcher.
She is known for her love of fashion and in particular distinctive shoes.
She introduced the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (nicknamed the Snooper's Charter), the most sweeping surveillance laws seen in any democracy in the Western world.
She read geography at the University of Oxford, where she met her husband.
She is the first foreign leader to meet US President Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20 2017 (January 27 2017).
She called for an early general election to be held June 8 to seek a strong mandate as she negotiates Britain's exit from the European Union.[April 2017].
She will ask the House of Commons on to back her call for an election, just two years after the last vote and three years before the next scheduled date in May 2020.[April 2017].
John Cleese called her "Margaret Thatcher with a sense of humour".
Although she has based her leadership style to a large extent on the strong and decisive style of former Tory leader and prime minister Margaret Thatcher, she famously dubbed her own party "the Nasty Party" for its regressive stance during the Thatcher years on issues such as homosexual equality. Despite coming from a strongly Christian background, she voted in favour of same-sex marriage (which was against the Church of England's official position) and during an interview by Andrew Marr in 2017, she said she did not believe in Old Testament teaching that gay sex is a sin.
Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage penned by New Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English. [May 2017]
She is a supporter of fox hunting. Queen guitarist Brian May, one of the UK's most prominent animal rights activists, called her an "awful", "duplicitous" and "pitiless" woman and a "disgrace" in reaction to her desire to see it return.
Her mantra "Brexit means Brexit" is an example of a kind of logical fallacy called tautology.
She is the first foreign leader to visit Iraq following the recapture of the City of Mosul from ISIS Terrorists by Coalition Forces and the first British Prime Minister since Gordon Brown Visited Iraq in 2008.
She is the first British Prime Minister since John Major in 1995 to visit the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show (May 21, 2018).
She is ranked 14th in Forbes' 2018 75 Most Powerful People List.
She is the first sitting British Prime Minister to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia since Tony Blair in 1999 (May 17, 2018).
Lampooned by Frankie Boyle.
She is the first sitting British Prime Minister to visit Nigeria and Kenya since Margaret Thatcher visited both countries in January 1988 (August 30, 2018).
She appears in a Meme which suggests that her robotic dancing is controlled by the Character Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants.
She is the first sitting British Prime Minister to visit Argentina's Capital City Buenos Aires. (November 30, 2018).

Personal Quotes (84)

You can't solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.
Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality.
On gay adoption I have changed my mind.
The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.
A lot of men in politics suddenly woke up to the issue of women in politics when they realised: hey, there are votes in this!
There's much more we can be doing in Parliament, we could be giving more power back to people at local government level, through local referendums.
Dealing with a simple burglary can require 1,000 process steps and 70 forms to be completed as a case goes through the Criminal Justice System. That can't be right.
In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.
I'd personally like to see the Human Rights Act go because I think we have had some problems with it.
Flexible working is not just for women with children. It is necessary at the other end of the scale. If people can move into part-time work, instead of retirement, then that will be a huge help. If people can fit their work around caring responsibilities for the elderly, the disabled, then again that's very positive.
Obviously local people will have their local voice through the police and crime commissioners that they've elected to determine their local policing.
I'm not sure I should reveal the sources of my clothes.
One area in which we can be certain mass immigration has an effect is housing. More than one third of all new housing demand in Britain is caused by immigration. And there is evidence that without the demand caused by mass immigration, house prices could be 10% lower over a 20-year period.
The universities have got a job here as well in making sure that people actually understand that we're open for university students coming into the U.K. There's a job here not just for the government, I think there's a job for the universities as well to make sure that people know that we are open.
There is nothing inevitable about crime and there is nothing inevitable about anti-social behaviour.
I will be ruthless in cutting out waste, streamlining structures and improving efficiency.
I was looking at a photograph of the 1997 election campaign yesterday, and I thought: 'My God. Did I really have that hairstyle? And that Tory blue suit?'
Well can I just make a point about the numbers because people talk a lot about police numbers as if police numbers are the holy grail. But actually what matters is what those police are doing. It's about how those police are deployed.
You only have to look at London, where almost half of all primary school children speak English as a second language, to see the challenges we now face as a country. This isn't fair to anyone: how can people build relationships with their neighbours if they can't even speak the same language?
Uncontrolled, mass immigration displaces British workers, forces people onto benefits, and suppresses wages for the low-paid.
I'm not willing to risk more terrorist plots succeeding and more paedophiles going free.
Targets don't fight crime.
Like Indiana Jones, I don't like snakes - though that might lead some to ask why I'm in politics.
Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.
We all know the stories about the Human Rights Act... about the illegal immigrant who cannot be deported because, and I am not making this up, he had a pet cat.
People have to make journeys, what we want is people to have alternatives in public transport so that they can make a choice about the sort of way in which they're going to travel.
We are seeing, we have seen in the last figures a significant drop in the number of net migrants coming into the United Kingdom. So we are cutting out abuse, we've restricted the number of economic - non-EU economic migrants. We're cutting out abuse across the student visa system, particularly, and we're having an impact.
We're getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we're releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers.
It is quite widely known that I like shoes. This is not something that defines me as either a woman or a politician, but it has come to define me in the eyes of the newspapers. I wore a pair of leopard-print kitten heels to a Conservative Party Conference a few years ago and the papers have continued to focus on my feet ever since.
Today, there's an expectation that you get to know public people. In the past, it was much more what you did and how you presented yourself.
The U.K. needs a system for family migration underpinned by three simple principles. One: that those who come here should do so on the basis of a genuine relationship. Two: that migrants should be able to pay their way. And three: that they are able to integrate into British society.
I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it's one of the most important institutions we have.
I was a teenage godmother.
I think it's important to do a good job and not to feel that you've got to make grand gestures, but just to get on and deliver.
Local people do want to see more police on the streets.
If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them.
And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they're able to do the job that the public want them to do.
I was in the Commons recently and saw a young lady wearing a nice pair of shoes. I said I liked them and she said my shoes were the reason she became involved in politics.
Communities need to feel that they can accommodate people. Rather than feeling that it's not possible to integrate and that the stress and strain on housing and public services is too great.
I think if you talk to anybody who would like to have had children... I mean, you look at families all the time and you see there is something there that you don't have.
We've got a first class leader at the moment. David Cameron is dealing with the issues that he was left by the last government very well indeed.
I think there is a break down of trust generally, between people and politicians. I think that's come about for a whole variety of reasons.
National security is the first duty of government but we are also committed to reversing the substantial erosion of civil liberties.
Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.
For voters what matters is what government actually delivers for them.
Within the E.U., in a wider context, people are increasingly recognising the need to prevent the abuse of free movement.
People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What's happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond.
Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes.
Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police.
Starting with the highest-risk countries, and focusing on the route to Britain that is widely abused, student visas, we will increase the number of interviews to considerably more than 100,000, starting next financial year. From there, we will extend the interviewing programme further across all routes to Britain, wherever the evidence takes us.
If you can speak English, and you can get a place on a proper course at a proper university, you can come to study in Britain.
I am a vicar's daughter and still a practicing member of the Church of England.
I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas.
No, I can tell you one of the first things that happens to a home secretary when they arrive in the job is that they are given a briefing about the security matters that they will be dealing with and I deal with security matters on a daily basis.
Tying money up for 40 years doesn't sound appealing when you are young.
I believe it's important that we ensure that the police have a modern and flexible workforce. I think that's what is necessary, so that they can provide the public with the service that they want.
Look, we constantly live looking at the issue of the threat of terrorism.
I want a counter-terrorism regime that is proportionate, focused and transparent.
It's always an interesting experience for a politician to be heard in silence, I have to say.
I will not allow a Delia Smith cookbook in my house! It's all so precise with Delia, and it makes cooking seem so inaccessible.
I think for voters what matters is the values that drive the government.
I'm not someone who feels anger on particular issues.
People feel that they're being required to meet all sorts of regulations and rules and requirements in their areas of work and MPs are not imposing those sort of restrictions on themselves.
The concept of doing something with child benefit, of changing the rules around child benefit, is something that has been being discussed for some time.
We are mandating forces to hold regular neighbourhood beat meetings. These meetings will give local people the chance to scrutinise the work of their local police.
Now there is a growing feeling, it's something that David Cameron led on actually, he said this some time ago, that MPs should not be voting on their own pay.
So we mustn't lower our guard in any sense because of what has happened in terms of the death of Osama Bin Laden and we are certainly not doing that. The terror threat level here in the U.K. remains at severe and we're very conscious of the need to continue that.
You don't think about it at the time, but there are certain responsibilities that come with being the vicar's daughter. You're supposed to behave in a particular way. I shouldn't say it, but I probably was Goody Two Shoes.
What we're also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing.
When you first come into Parliament, it's a daunting place because you feel you've so much to learn. Once you've been re-elected, you feel much more confident. It just gives you a bit of a boost.
We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.
What is absolutely clear is that we have, with the U.S., an extradition treaty which is important, I believe it is an important treaty, for both sides, the United States and the United Kingdom. It is a treaty that I believe is balanced and we work on that basis.
[January 2017] The heart of the plan is a commitment to building a fairer society, and tackling the burning injustices that have been allowed to stand for too long. And I want to turn to one of those burning injustices in particular. The burning injustice of Mental Health and inadequate treatment that demands a new approach from Government and Society as a Whole. Let me be clear: Mental Health Problems affect people of all ages and all backgrounds, and an estimated one in four of us has a common Mental Disorder at any one time.
We having been letting down the "bright poor".
[to members of Parliament, following a terrorist attack in London on March 22, 2017] As I speak, millions will be boarding trains and airplanes to travel to the greatest city on Earth. It is in these actions - millions of acts of normality - that we find the best response that denies our enemies their victory, that refuses to let them win, that shows we will never give in.
[declaration, July 13, 2016] Brexit means Brexit.
[on whether Tim Farron was being unfairly targeted as a Christian for his views on gay sex] I think that obviously if anybody who is a leader of a political party who is putting themselves up for election who is asking the public to trust them is bound to get a whole range of questions from a whole range of different groups.
The shared society is one that doesn't just value our individual rights but focuses rather more on the responsibilities we have to one another. It's a society that respects the bonds that we share as a union of people and nations. The bonds of family, community, citizenship and strong institutions. And it's a society that recognises the obligations we have as citizens - obligations that make our society work. A few months ago at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, I upset some by saying that 'if you think you're a citizen of the world, you're a citizen of nowhere'. But my point was simple. It was that the very word 'citizen' implies that we have responsibilities to the people around us. The people in our community, on our streets, in our places of work. And too often today, those responsibilities have been forgotten as the cult of individualism has taken hold, and globalisation and the democratisation of communications has encouraged people to look beyond their own communities and immediate networks in the name of joining a broader global community. I want to be absolutely clear about what I am saying here. I am not arguing against globalisation - nor the benefits it brings - from modern travel and modern media to new products in our shops and new opportunities for British companies to export their goods to millions of consumers all around the world. Indeed, I have argued that Britain has an historic global opportunity to lead the world in shaping the forces of globalisation so that everyone shares in the benefits of economic growth. But just as we need to act to address the economic inequalities that have emerged in recent years, so we also need to recognise the way that a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together, leaving some people feeling locked out and left behind. And the central tenet of my belief - the thing that shapes my approach - is that there is more to life than individualism and self-interest. We form families, communities, towns, cities, counties and nations. And we embrace the responsibilities those institutions imply. And government has a clear role to play to support this conception of society.
The British People need to know that The End is in Sight.
[on advice from Donald Trump] He told me I should sue the E.U. - not go into negotiations.
When immigration is too high, when the pace of change is too fast, it's impossible to build a cohesive society.
I never thought I would see the day when Jewish people in this country were concerned about their future in this country and I never thought I would see the day when a once proud Labour Party was accused of institutional antisemitism by a former member of that party.
[when asked what the naughtiest thing that she ever did was] Me and my friends, sort of, used to run through fields of wheat. The farmers weren't too pleased about that.
As it is, God arranged the Members in the Body.

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