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Theresa May is the British Home Secretary

Theresa Mary May (née Brazier, born 1 October 1956) is a British politician. She was born in Eastbourne, Sussex, and grew up in Oxfordshire.[1][2]

She is the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Maidenhead in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She first became a Conservative Party MP at the 1997 general election and was promoted to the shadow cabinet in 1999. She held several positions in the shadow cabinet,[3] including Chairman of the Conservative Party (July 2002-November 2003) and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (December 2005-January 2009).

She became the Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality on 12 May 2010.

In May 2012, she said she supported same-sex marriage. She recorded a video for the Out4Marriage campaign.[4]

Personal life

She married Philip John May on 6 September 1980. She has no children.[5] In 2013, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.[6]


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  3. "Howard unveils his top team". BBC News Online (BBC). 10 November 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. Home Secretary Theresa May comes @Out4Marriage retrieved 24 May 2012
  5. Orr, Deborah (14 December 2009). "Theresa May: David Cameron's lady in waiting". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  6. Theresa May diagnosed with diabetes