A supporter at the Conservative fundraising Black and White Ball once splashed out a cool £17,500 to go on a shoe-shopping mission with Mrs May. Her boyfriend and future husband — two years her junior — was the toast of the debating chamber, a friend of Benazir Bhutto, the future Prime Minister of Pakistan who was to be assassinated in 2007. The good thing is that they are often an icebreaker. Mrs May would later serve under Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron in opposition.
She spoke against the motion 'That sex is good … but success is better'. It was Benazir who introduced Philip to Theresa at a Conservative association disco — he the centre of much attention, she the barely-noticed ex-grammar schoolgirl and vicar's daughter. Personen: Brandon Lewis, Matt Hancock, Natalie Evans, Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, Penny Mordaunt, Alun Cairns, David Mundell, Chris Grayling, Damian Hinds, Sajid Javid, Greg Clark, David Gauke, Gavin Williamson, David Davis, Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, Liam Fox, Boris Johnson, Karen Bradley, Esther McVey, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Theresa May. Mrs May wore a blue power suit extraordinarily similar to the one worn by Mrs Thatcher when she swept into Downing Street in 1979. No one recalls, or cares, who won. Mr and Mrs Thatcher met through the Conservative party and Mr and Mrs May met at a Tory disco.
Within two years she was in William Hague's shadow cabinet, the same amount of time it took Mrs Thatcher to get a senior post. Mrs Thatcher wore head to toe blue on many occasions in her 11 years as Prime Minister as she became an icon for many Tory supporters. The couple married in 1980, soon after he graduated, though before coming down he persuaded her to return for one last Edmund Burke society debate. In 2010 she became the Tory Home Secretary and has been there ever since, becoming the longest-serving home secretary since Henry Matthews in 1892, overtaking Rab Butler's 2,007 days under Harold Macmillan. Mr May has quietly been supporting his wife throughout her escalating career as he, like Denis, follows a financial career, as an adviser to wealthy clients with a firm called Capital International.
And the Home Secretary even suggested once that her shoe-style had encouraged a young supporter to venture into politics: 'I was in the Commons recently and saw a young lady wearing a nice pair of shoes. But when the Tory leadership frontrunner entered Parliament in 1997 it is clear her inspiration was both political and sartorial. . Though Denis's game was rugby, Philip's is cricket — a love he shares with Theresa.
The Home Secretary is a fan of a power suit but is famously unapologetic about her fancy footwear, having described her sometimes maverick choices as a conversation starter. . . .
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