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Theresa May

"Theresa May was born on 1 October 1956 in Eastbourne,  the only child of a Church of England vicar, and was educated at Wheatley Park Comprehensive school,  Holton Park Girls' Grammar School and then read Geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University ..." Read Theresa May's full biography

Michael Gove

"Michael Gove was born in Edinburgh on 26 August 1967 and was adopted when he was four months old. He was brought up in Aberdeen by his father, a fish merchant, and his mother, a lab assistant at Aberdeen University before she worked at Aberdeen School for the Deaf ..." Read Michael Gove's full biography

Andrea Leadsom

"Andrea Leadsom was born on 13 May 1963 in Buckinghamshire. She was educated at Tonbridge Girls' Grammar School and then gained a degree in political science at Warwick University ..." Read Andrea Leadsom's full biography

Liam Fox

"Dr Liam Fox was born on 22 September 1961 in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire. He was educated at St Bride's High School, East Kilbride, and studied medicine at Glasgow University, where he became president of the University’s Conservative and Unionist Association ..." Read Liam Fox's full biography

Stephen Crabb

"Stephen Crabb was born on 20 January 1973 in Inverness. He was educated at Tasker Milward comprehensive school in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, where he was raised on a council estate by a single mother, before gaining a first in politics at Bristol University and attending London Business School ..." Read Stephen Crabb's full biography
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