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Theresa May: Her rise and fall
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  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside 10 Downing street in central London on May 24, 2019. - Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will resign on June 7, 2019 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • The Prime Minister had faced calls to resign after a backlash against her new Brexit deal.
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she announces her resignation outside 10 Downing street in central London on May 24, 2019. - Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will resign on June 7, 2019 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the back of Downing Street, in London, Britain, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Prime Minister, Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England. The prime minister has announced that she will resign on Friday, June 7, 2019 (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
  • Theresa May, then Shadow Leader of House of Commons, addressed the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool wearing wellington boots, and was clearly very proud of them. Photo dated 20/09/2007 (PA)
  • In 2009 she became the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Shadow Minister for Women. Photo dated 07/10/2009 (PA)
  • By 2010 she had become the Home Secretary. Here she is arriving at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in Central London. Photo dated 19/05/2011 (PA)
  • File photo dated 22/11/2011 of the then Home Secretary Theresa May walking towards Downing Street after a Ceremonial Welcome for Turkey's President Abdullah Gul on Horse Guards Parade, in central London. The Prime Minister is expected to announce details later today of her timetable for leaving Downing Street.
  • File photo dated 02/05/17 of Prime Minister Theresa May having some chips while on a walkabout during a election campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall. The Prime Minister is expected to announce details later today of her timetable for leaving Downing Street.
  • File photo dated 13/07/16 of Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip John outside 10 Downing Street, London, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II and accepting her invitation to become Prime Minister and form a new government. The Prime Minister is expected to announce details later today of her timetable for leaving Downing Street. Photo dated 13/07/16 (PA)
  • File photo dated 07/07/17 of Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attending the G20 summit in Hamburg. The Prime Minister is expected to announce details later today of her timetable for leaving Downing Street.
  • La Première ministre britannique Theresa May, le 21 mai 2019 à Londres
  • Her Conservative Party annual conference entrance became infamous when she strutted onto stage with ABBA's "Dancing Queen" playing in the background. Photo dated 03/10/18 (PA)
  • File photo dated 15/06/1999 of Conservative MP Theresa May leaving Conservative Central Office in London, after being appointed shadow Education and Employment secretary in a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle announced by Tory leader William Hague. The Prime Minister is expected to announce details later today of her timetable for leaving Downing Street. (PA)
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after giving a speech on Brexit in Westminster in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on Brexit in London, Britain May 21, 2019. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a speech on Brexit in Westminster in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May leave church near High Wycombe, Britain May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a speech on Brexit in Westminster in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
  • Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May looks on during a EU election campaign event in Bristol, Britain May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
  • Prime Minister Theresa May dancing with students and staff at I.D. Mkize Secondary School in Cape Town, which is twinned with Whitby High School in Yorkshire. The two schools are part of a British Council funded teacher exchange scheme called 'Connected Classrooms'. The prime minister is on day one of her trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya on a trade mission designed to bolster the UK's post-Brexit fortunes.