Live updates

Ex-PM David Cameron condemns 'sickening' attack

David Cameron, who resigned as prime minister on Wednesday, has condemned the "sickening and dreadful" attack in Nice.

Advertisement

Theresa May moves into Number 10 on momentous day

Theresa May moved into Number 10 on a momentous day in British politics, which saw David Cameron and his family leave Downing Street for the final time after six years in office.

Mrs May didn't delay getting straight to work, making key appointments in her new cabinet including Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.

ITV News' Political Editor Robert Peston reports:

Corbyn urges Theresa May to end austerity

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has congratulated Theresa May on becoming prime minister, but called on the new government to "abandon the destructive austerity policies which have damaged our economy and undermined living standards for most people".

Credit: PA

The embattled Labour leader said in a statement: "I welcome Theresa May's acknowledgement that, after six years of Tory government in which she was a senior minister, the economy is not working for working people."

He added that "Labour will hold her government to account and make the case for a complete change of economic direction" and that the EU referendum result shows many in Britain feel left behind by globalisation and "it is essential that the new government recognises that and acts to ensure future generations have the chance to fulfil their potential".

"Labour is clear that democratic legitimacy for Theresa May's government can only come from a general election", the statement ends.

Hollande urges May to begin Brexit negotiations quickly

Francois Hollande has made a phone call to new Prime Minister Theresa May. Credit: PA

French President Francois Hollande has urged Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations as quickly as possible, his office said after a phone call between the two leaders on Wednesday.

In a statement, the President's office said: "They agreed to actively develop the bilateral relationship that warmly unites France and Britain in all fields.

"The president repeated his desire that negotiations for Britain's exit from the European Union should be launched as quickly as possible."

Advertisement

Canada and Belgium leaders welcome new British PM

The prime ministers of Canada and Belgium have joined leaders from around the world in congratulating Theresa May on becoming prime minister.

Justin Trudeau Credit: PA

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, issued a statement congratulating Mrs May and paying tribute to David Cameron.

Meanwhile, the prime minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, took to Twitter to congratulate Mrs May, saying he hopes the UK will be a "close partner" of Belgium.

Load more updates