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Incoming PM May set to shake up UK Cabinet

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 11:26 IST

London, July 13(ANI): Incumbent British Home Secretary Theresa May will take charge as the second woman Prime Minister of her country following her predecessor David Cameron's resignation and her acceptance of the Queen's invitation to form a new government on Wednesday.

According to reports, May is preparing to promote several women Conservative colleagues into cabinet positions.

As May plans to shakes up the team running the government, allies including Amber Rudd, currently UK Energy Secretary, and Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, are among those expected to be in line for prominent positions, reports the Guardian.

She will today announce the reshuffle after she moves into Downing Street with her husband, Philip.

The Queen will confirm her new role after she takes up residence at No 10.

Meanwhile, David Cameron will make his outgoing remarks outside Downing Street after facing the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, in the House of Commons for one final round of prime minister's questions.

He will then head to the palace to formally resign.

May, who has pledged to make Brexit a success, will appoint her own ministerial team when she takes office.

She had said that she was honoured and humbled to be taking over and pledged to make a success of the UK's European Union exit.(ANI)