Opinion: Move over gents, it's time to let Theresa take over

Jane Barker

Theresa May

If there is one silver lining to come from all the political chaos over the past week or so, it’s surely the prospect of our MP, Theresa May, becoming Prime Minister.

I can’t think of anyone living in our area who doesn’t agree  she’s a wonderful MP and, whatever their party politics, a disgruntled constituent is a rare find indeed. 

What always amazes me is how she remembers everyone’s name, even after only meeting them once.  She takes time to chat to everyone she meets and shows the same level of interest whether you are an important business person or a charity worker like me. 

Even since she has been Home Secretary she has always made time for local events and, despite the huge security surrounding her these days, she is regularly at the top of people’s invite list when arranging any kind of public occasion.

I for one would be very proud to have my local MP leading the party and becoming prime minister.

For all the reasons I have already stated, but also because she is, of course, a woman. I was no fan of Margaret Thatcher, but nobody can have failed to be impressed by her huge success in an arena so dominated by men. 

Almost 40 years later, it still is. Theresa May is, to my mind, the only sensible candidate for the top job and I am watching excitedly while wishing her all the very best with her campaign.

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