The congratulations of everyone in the CWO go to the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, who today became the Conservative Party Leader and will become Prime Minister on Wednesday 12th July 2016.
As only our second woman Prime Minister - both Conservatives - we celebrate that she is indeed a woman but also that she's the 'best man for the job'. Theresa will be a formidable PM, and is more than capable in negotiating with the EU over Brexit.
Since entering parliament in 1997, she has become a fantastic supporter of women entering politics and we look forward to working closely with her and her Cabinet in continuing this work.
At the 2015 General Election, 56% of new Conservative women MPs came through the CWO Development programme, which finds, trains and mentors women to stand for public office at all levels. We hope to increase this in 2020.
Mrs May has been described as 'a bloody difficult woman' and we definitely need more of them!
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