Theresa May Could Be The UK's Next Leader; So, Who Is She Again?
The U.K.'s home secretary is Parliament's choice to succeed outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron — now she just has to convince the party's voters.By Matt Picht | July 5, 2016
The U.K. Conservative Party is scrambling to find a new leader who can guide the country through its breakup with the European Union. But the current top candidate campaigning for the job never wanted the Brexit in the first place.
U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May campaigned for the U.K. to remain in the EU alongside her soon to be ex-boss, Prime Minister David Cameron. Now, she's one of three candidates still in the race to replace Cameron.
As home secretary, May is in charge of immigration, policing and internal affairs. Although she didn't vote to leave the EU, her tough stance on immigration and past skirmishes with EU courts give her some Euroskeptic street cred.