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Prime Minister calls for togetherness during Easter message

The Prime Minister leaving an Easter service at St Andrew's Church in Sonning this morning Credit: ITV News

Theresa May has spoken of a "sense of people coming together" following the UK's vote to leave the EU.

In her first Easter message as PM, she said "opportunities" would arise from Brexit and emphasised the UK's "shared ambitions and above all shared values".

Mrs May, whose father was a vicar, said the UK should be "confident" about Christianity's role in society and stand up for people's freedom to talk about their faith.

She said: "This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead.

"For at heart, this country is one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future.