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PM May 'inspired by people who get on and do the job'

Published 18/10/2016

Prime Minister Theresa May said everybody should do the best they can
Prime Minister Theresa May said everybody should do the best they can

Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she has never had a main role model.

The first woman occupant of 10 Downing Street since Margaret Thatcher said she had been inspired by a range of people who got things done.

Speaking to ITV's Lorraine programme after an awards ceremony for inspirational women, Mrs May said: "I'm never somebody who has had a single role model. I think I'm inspired by people who get on and do the job.

"I think it's important for everybody to do the best they can - that's what my parents told me. I heard the story the other day, somebody said to me their six-year-old daughter had said to her 'Mummy, I didn't know a girl could be a prime minister.'

"Hey, let's hope there are girls out there today who are saying 'These are examples of what I can go on to do'."

Host Lorraine Kelly told the PM: "It's great to see a woman in Number 10."

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