Theresa May Likely to Be Britain’s Next Premier as Andrea Leadsom Quits Race
LONDON — Theresa May, the 59-year-old home secretary, appeared likely to become Britain’s next prime minister after her only rival for the job, Andrea Leadsom, abruptly pulled out of the race on Monday.
Ms. Leadsom, 53, the energy minister, had been the subject of widespread criticism after suggesting in an interview published on Saturday in The Times of London that being a mother made her better qualified to run the country than Ms. May.
Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee of Conservative lawmakers, said that there was “no need to rerun the election,” and that Ms. May was now the only candidate to lead the party — and therefore succeed David Cameron as prime minister. […]
Below is a brief profile of Ms. May over at the BBC. She’s currently the Home Secretary and has been an MP since 1997.