The Guardian: Theresa May 'honoured and humbled' to be new Conservative leader

Prime minister in waiting says she wants to make a success of Brexit in her first speech as Tory leader
21:59, 11 July 2016

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Theresa May has declared herself “honoured and humbled” to be chosen as the new Conservative leader and promised to make a success of Brexit once she becomes prime minster.

The home secretary, who is due to move into No 10 on Wednesday, said her priorities were to provide leadership through Brexit negotiations, uniting the country and creating a positive vision of the future that gives people more control over their lives.

Speaking outside parliament, she said: “During this campaign, my case has been based on three things: first, the need for strong proven leadership to steer us through what will be difficult and uncertain economic and political times, the need to negotiate the best deal for Britain leaving the EU and to forge a new role for us in the world. Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it.

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Related: The Guardian: Cameron says May will become PM on Wednesday afternoon

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