Outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing Street to take part in her final Prime Minister Question session on Wednesday, July 24.
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May, here in a family childhood photo, was born October 1, 1956, in Eastbourne, England. She was the only child of Hubert and Zaidee Brasier. Her father was an Anglican vicar.
May, left, as a young girl.
She married her husband, Philip May, in 1980. He is an investment banker. They met each other as college students. They were introduced at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir Bhutto, who later became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In May 1997, May was elected to Parliament. She had previously been a councillor in the London borough of Merton.
From 1999-2001, May was shadow secretary of state for education and employment.
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May and the rest of the shadow Cabinet in November 2003. The shadow Cabinet is the opposition party's senior leadership. May held various posts while in Parliament.
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May works in her House of Commons office in January 2009.
May joins then-Conservative Party leader David Cameron during a party conference in Manchester, England, in October 2009. Cameron became Prime Minister the following year, and May was appointed home secretary.
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May addresses at a news conference in London in July 2016. She was on course to succeed Cameron as Prime Minister after her only opponent, Andrea Leadsom, dropped out. Cameron resigned after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes May at Buckingham Palace on the day she became Prime Minister.
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May walks with her husband, Philip, while they vacationed in the Swiss Alps in August 2016.
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May, in the center of the front row, with members of her Cabinet in September 2016.
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May visits President Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017. She was the first foreign leader to meet with Trump after his inauguration.
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May visits a primary school in Bootle, England, in February 2017.