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The tough steps that led to the top

Our new Prime Minister has overcome some tough challenges on her way to the top. Theresa May became Home Secretary six years ago where she earned a reputation for being quiet, determined and unflappable.

So how will the challenges she faced as Secretary of State help her in her new role - and how will her past experience help her premiership?


Maidenhead MP Theresa May becomes new Prime Minister

Theresa May, the MP for Maidenhead, has become Britain's new Prime Minister.

Born and raised in Eastbourne in Sussex, tonight she is calling No.10 Downing Street her new home.

Sam Holder reports on Theresa May's first hours in charge - and looks back on the MP for Witney David Cameron's time as Prime Minister.


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