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Live updates: Theresa May to take reins on David Cameron’s last day as PM

Live updates: Theresa May to take reins on David Cameron’s last day as PM

 (Utv Pakistan)- After six years in office, David Cameron will resign as British Prime Minister Wednesdayfollowing the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • The outgoing PM will formally offer his resignation to the Queen at 1600 GMT
  • His successor Teresa May will be summoned to Buckingham Palace afterwards so the monarch can ask her to form a new government

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What happens to ‘Larry’ the cat?

When the Cameron family vacate 10 Downing Street later, one family member will be remaining behind.

Cameron has confirms that Larry will be staying in No 10, and showed the House a photo of himself and the cat, saying he wanted to dispel rumors that he doesn’t love Larry.

 

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The handover: How it will work?

  • Cameron will face his last Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons starting at noon BST. Traditionally, it a loud, boisterous and feisty session. But today will likely be toned down and more relaxed.
  • Queen returns to London after visiting Cambridge where she is visiting a new air ambulance operating base.
  • Cameron heads to Buckingham Palace to formally tender his resignation to the monarch, recommending Theresa May to replace him.
  • It’s at this point that the UK officially does not have a leader.
  • Theresa May will be summoned to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II, where she will be asked to form a government.
  • Theresa May becomes the UK’s second female PM — and will head to 10 Downing Street where she is expected to give her first address to the country.

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May Day in July

David Cameron’s last day at 10 Downing Street has arrived. The outgoing British PM will attend his last Prime Minister’s Questions at UK Parliament before personally handing his letter of resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

He is to be replaced by former Home Secretary Theresa May, who became Conservative leader Monday after her sole contender for the job — Andrea Leadsom — dropped out of the race.

May will be Britain’s second female Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, who held office from 1979 to 1990.

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