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Exactly who is Britain's next prime minister?

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>> I am honored and humbled.>> Theresa May will be Britain's next Prime Minister, but who really is she? I'm Elizabeth Piper and I'm the Chief Political Correspondent for Reuters. Theresa May, described by one of her closest colleagues, is a woman who is no nonsense. She works incredibly hard.
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She's diligent. But she doesn't hang out in the bars and she doesn't do gossip. Going home every evening to her husband to make sure that she has dinner with him and actually slows down. Theresa May's interesting. She's a priest's daughter. She went to a state school. But she's been honed as a Conservative politician in a very safe seat of Maidenstone.
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She's worked very hard there. Like I said before, she's incredibly diligent. She spends a lot of time with her constituents, but I wouldn't say she's a particularly left or right wing Tory. She's pretty somewhere in the middle. Theresa May has been known for some of her more strident positions as Interior Minister.
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Her new way of looking, or being rather, is very much in Cameron's one nation style. She's going for a softer image. And look at trying to unite a country that has been deeply divided over this referendum. Theresa May did take on the police. I spoke to one policeman earlier this week, who could not believe that she might become Prime Minister.
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Describing her as one of the nastiest people he'd ever dealt with. I think she brought them to book. And I think that actually gives us a taste of what kind of negotiator she is. She will take no nonsense.