Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Mrs Theresa May is the Conservative MP for Maidenhead, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Mrs Theresa May, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Previous

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Elections contested

Barking
9 June 1994
Commons
North West Durham
9 April 1992
Commons

Government posts

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Cabinet Office
13 July 2016 - 24 July 2019
Commons
Home Secretary
Home Office
12 May 2010 - 13 July 2016
Commons
Minister for Women and Equalities
Government Equalities Office
12 May 2010 - 15 October 2012
Commons

Other posts

Leader of the Conservative Party
11 July 2016 - 7 June 2019
Commons
Party Chair, Conservative Party
23 July 2002 - 6 December 2003
Commons

Opposition posts

Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions
19 January 2009 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Shadow Minister (Women)
3 July 2007 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
10 December 2005 - 19 January 2009
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for the Family, Culture, Media and Sport
Her Majesty's Official Opposition
10 May 2005 - 10 December 2005
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for the Family
Her Majesty's Official Opposition
14 June 2004 - 10 May 2005
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Transport
Her Majesty's Official Opposition
10 November 2003 - 14 June 2004
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Department for Transport
1 January 2002 - 31 December 2002
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions
Her Majesty's Official Opposition
1 September 2001 - 1 January 2002
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Department for Education
15 June 1999 - 1 September 2001
Commons
Shadow Spokesperson (Women)
Opposition Department
15 June 1999 - 1 September 2001
Commons
Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
Department for Education
1 July 1998 - 15 June 1999
Commons

Committee memberships

Members Estimate
10 December 2005 - 26 January 2009
Commons
House of Commons Commission
10 December 2005 - 26 January 2009
Commons