Today is the day! Theresa May, the new Conservative Party leader is set to become the UK’s second female prime minister since 1979, succeeding David Cameron after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Appointing a new prime minister is a big step for the country, and we thought we’d give you a brief fact file about your new leader and answer any questions you might have. Background Mrs May was born in October 1956, and has been the Home Secretary since May 2010. Coming from a state-educated background, she has already made history by becoming the second longest serving home secretary in the past 100 years. Theresa May believes that society wants more than a “Brexit PM” and has vowed to unite the leave and remain factions in her political party. In her own words, “We need a bold, new positive vision for the future of our country - a country that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us.” Fun Facts about Theresa May Mrs May graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Geography According to a close friend from her days at university, she was “irritated” when Thatcher became prime minister, as she wanted to become the first female prime minister herself. In Mrs May’s early days at Westminster, she was known for her boisterous choice of footwear, such as kitten heels and Vogue luxury items. Mrs May will be the oldest person to enter Downing Street and the first prime minister without children. The Future with Mrs May Theresa May has insisted that “Brexit means Brexit” and that there won’t be a second referendum on the issue. She has also insisted Brexit won’t define her time in office, as she has also promised a radical program of social reform, aiming to promote social mobility and opportunity for the more disadvantaged in society. Mrs May’s appointment marks the 12th instance Britain has changed prime minister without a general election, the last person being Gordon Brown in 2007. The new prime minister won’t face an election now until May 2020. She is expected to immediately appoint a minister to take charge of leading the Brexit negotiations. So how do you feel about your new prime minister? Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and let us know your opinions about predictions for the future!