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  • Eastbourne, Sussex, England
    Monday Oct 01, 1956

    Birth

    Eastbourne, Sussex, England
    Monday Oct 01, 1956

    Born on 1 October 1956 in Eastbourne, Sussex.




  • Oxford, England
    1977

    Graduated

    Oxford, England
    1977

    May attended the University of Oxford, read geography at St Hugh's College, and graduated with a second class BA degree in 1977.




  • North West Durham, England
    Thursday Apr 09, 1992

    1992 General Election

    North West Durham, England
    Thursday Apr 09, 1992

    In the 1992 general election May stood unsuccessfully for the safe Labour seat of North West Durham, placing second to incumbent MP Hilary Armstrong by 12,747 votes (27.6%) to 26,734 (57.8%), with future Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron placing third.




  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 01, 1997

    A Seat in Parliament

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 01, 1997

    Ahead of the 1997 general election, May was selected as the Conservative candidate for Maidenhead, a new seat which was created from parts of the seats of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. She was elected with 25,344 votes (49.8%), almost double the total of second-placed Andrew Terence Ketteringham of the Liberal Democrats, who took 13,363 votes (26.3%).




  • England
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2002

    First female Chairman of the Conservative Party

    England
    Tuesday Jul 23, 2002

    May was appointed the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party in July 2002.




  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    Re-elected MP for Maidenhead

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 06, 2010

    On 6 May 2010, May was re-elected MP for Maidenhead with an increased majority of 16,769 – 60% of the vote. This followed an earlier failed attempt by the Liberal Democrats to unseat her in 2005, as one of that party's leading "decapitation-strategy" targets.




  • England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    Appointed Home Secretary

    England
    Wednesday May 12, 2010

    On 12 May 2010, when May was appointed Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality by Prime Minister David Cameron as part of his first Cabinet, she became the fourth woman to hold one of the British Great Offices of State, after Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister), Margaret Beckett (Foreign Secretary) and Jacqui Smith (Home Secretary).


  • England
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    Announcement her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party

    England
    Thursday Jun 30, 2016

    On 30 June 2016, May announced her candidacy for the leadership of the Conservative Party to replace David Cameron, who resigned following the outcome of the European Union membership referendum in which 52% of voters voted in favour of leaving the EU.


  • England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    Leader of the Conservative Party

    England
    Monday Jul 11, 2016

    May was formally declared Leader of the Conservative Party that evening.


  • England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    Second Female British Prime Minister

    England
    Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

    On 13 July 2016, two days after becoming Leader of the Conservative Party, May was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming only the second female British Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher.


  • England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    Largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history

    England
    Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

    On 15 January 2019, May's government was defeated in the House of Commons by a margin of 230 votes (202 in favour and 432 opposed) in a vote on her deal to leave the European Union. It was the largest majority against a United Kingdom government in history.


  • England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    Defeated again

    England
    Friday Mar 29, 2019

    On 29 March, May was again defeated by 58 votes in the Commons (286 in favour and 344 against) on the withdrawal deal but not the political declaration. With 2 other Defeats in 14 Feb (258 to 303) and 12 March (242 to 391)


  • England
    Friday May 24, 2019

    Confirmed of Resignation

    England
    Friday May 24, 2019

    On 24 May she confirmed that she would resign as Conservative Party leader on 7 June.


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