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Live updates: Theresa May becomes prime minister

Theresa May has become Prime Minister after accepting an invitation from the Queen to form a new government.

  • David Cameron said it had been the "greatest honour of my life to serve our country as prime minister" as he spoke outside Downing Street
  • Mr Cameron and his family left Downing Street following his speech
  • Mr Cameron has met the Queen and tendered his resignation, which has been accepted
  • Mrs May met the Queen at Buckingham Palace and became prime minister after accepting an invitation to form a new government
  • In a speech in Downing Street, Mrs May promised to create "a country that works for everyone"
  • Mrs May made several key Cabinet appointments on Wednesday, and is expected to make further additions on Thursday
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Sturgeon: I want direct talks with May about Brexit

Credit: ITV News

Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants "direct talks" with new Prime Minister Theresa May about the Brexit negotiations.

The First Minister of Scotland told ITV News: "I want all options for protecting Scotland's relationship with the EU to be on the table and properly explored.

"Scotland did not vote to leave the European Union, we voted to remain.

"In 2014, Scotland voted to stay in a UK that was a member of the European Union. And we were told that only by voting against independence could we protect our EU membership.

"So, in a fundamental respect, the UK that people in 2014 voted to stay part of is not the same UK that's going to exist in the next period."

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