2nd Dec, 2016

Evesham's MP 'very pleased' Theresa May is new Prime Minister

Joshua Godfrey 14th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston said he was very pleased Britain now had a second woman Prime Minister after Theresa May took the keys to Number 10.

On another dramatic day in Westminster on Wednesday (July 13), David Cameron stood down as Prime Minister after six years in office. He announced he would be resigning last month after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Less than an hour after Mr Cameron resigned, Theresa May was officially appointed the UK’s new Prime Minister by Her Majesty the Queen after a visit to Buckingham Palace. Mrs May has become only the second woman Prime Minister in the country’s history.

The Mid-Worcestershire MP Mr Huddleston, who backed Mrs May in the Conservative leadership contest, said he is pleased Theresa May will continue with the ‘progressive policies’ of her predecessor.

“I backed Theresa May from the first round of voting and I am very pleased she is our new Prime Minister,” Mr Huddleston said.

“I am also proud that she is the second Conservative woman Prime Minister. Other parties talk about equality of opportunity in politics; but it’s the Conservatives who deliver.

“I am delighted that in her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May placed such a big emphasis on social justice and social mobility.

“I have long argued that the Conservative Party must be a ‘One Nation’ party and we must continue to focus on helping those who feel that society and government isn’t on their side.

“I am confident Theresa May will continue and expand upon the progressive policies of her predecessor, David Cameron.

“The Prime Minister has already shown she is prepared to make difficult decisions while uniting the party by giving roles to senior politicians on both sides of the EU referendum debate.”

Just hours after entering Number 10 Downing Street, Mrs May made a raft of changes to her Cabinet, with a number of sackings and promotions made. Philip Hammond replaced George Osborne as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd took over from Mrs May as Home Secretary and Boris Johnson was appointed Foreign Secretary.

And David Davis became the minister responsible for Brexit.