How Theresa May Became Britain's Next Prime Minister

Jul 12, 2016, 11:26 AM

On Wednesday Britain will change Prime Ministers for the third time this century, nine weeks ahead of schedule.

The battle to succeed David Cameron was, uniquely, being fought between two women, experienced Home Secretary Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, a relatively junior energy minister. Leadsom shocked her party by suddenly pulling out on Monday afternoon, only four days after a final ballot of Conservative members of parliament (MPs) had whittled down the contest to this final pairing.