Who is Theresa May?
Theresa Mary May is a British Conservative politician who is the current Home Secretary. She was first elected to Parliament in 1997 as the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead. She went on to be appointed Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2002 and was sworn of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.
She served in a number of roles in the Shadow Cabinets of Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron, including Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary. After Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010, May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities; giving up the latter role in 2012 to Maria Miller, the current Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.