UK to have 1st female PM since Margaret Thatcher

Britain's Home Secretary, Theresa May, delivers a speech at RUSI in London

Theresa May is set to become the UK’s next prime minister after Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the contest to become Conservative Party leader.Mrs May, 59, who backed staying in the EU, has been home secretary since 2010.Mrs Leadsom, who campaigned to leave the EU, said the UK needed “strong and stable government” and that Mrs May was “ideally placed” to implement Brexit.This will be the first time a woman will be UK’s Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.