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Theresa May Biography, Education, Career, Personal Life

Theresa May Biography, Education, Career, Personal Life

Theresa May is a trailblazer and a role model to many. Her role in shaping the British government and history is forever indelible. This is because her tenure was during a critical moment of change for the country. This article looks into May’s biography highlighting her background, education, career journey, and personal life details.

Theresa May Age and Place of Birth

She was born on October 1, 1956, in Eastbourne, Sussex where her father was a vicar for the Church of England. Theresa’s mother, on the other hand, was a housewife.

Theresa May Education Background

She attended grammar and primary schools that were run by the state before she enrolled at Catholic school. Afterward, she got placed at the St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts graduating in 1977.

Theresa May Career Journey

After college, she went into building a career in Finance for a period spanning two decades. She then moved into education and politics between the 1980s and 1990s. In 2002, Theresa May made history with her appointment as the pioneer female Conservative Party chairperson. Eight years later, she moved into the position of Minister for Women and Equalities and Home Secretary serving for four years. Her tenure was successful and she gained the confidence of the public and her colleagues. 

In hindsight, this was all in readiness for the biggest role in her career that came in 2016. On 13th July 2016, Theresa May was sworn into office as Britain’s Prime Minister making her the second Prime Minister that Britain has thus far had. One of the biggest tasks in her tenure was leading the country through Brexit leaving the European Union. She was initially not for the exit during the referendum but went on to follow through. Theresa May’s tenure got ridden with difficulty which led her to resign from office on 24th July 2019. After she resigned, Boris Johnson took office as Britain’s Prime Minister.

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Theresa May Personal Life 

She is married to Philip May since 1980 and has had no children due to health issues. She was diagnosed in 2012 with Type 1 Diabetes.

Real Name Theresa May
Age 56 (As of 2021)
Nationality  British
Education Level University
Place of Birth Eastbourne, Sussex
Birth Sign Libra
Year of Birth 1956
Religion  Christianity 
Spouse  Phillip May
Children  N/A
Profession/Career Politician
Net Worth $5 million

 

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