Theresa May was seen dancing enthusiastically at a music festival on the day her old rival Boris Johnson was ousted as Prime Minister.
The former prime minister showed off some of her signature dance moves as she bounced along with Craig David singing his hit Nothing Like This at the Henley Festival in Oxfordshire.
Boris Johnsonwho helped force May to quit as prime minister in 2019, finally announced his resignation yesterday, admitting that “no one is irreplaceable” and confirming that his MPs “obviously” want change.
However, while the Prime Minister’s death may have cast a frown on the faces of his loyal supporters, Theresa May looked happier than ever.
The Johnson-led effort forced May to step down as prime minister in 2019.
Tonight, she added awkward dance moves to her repertoire, waving her arms and nodding her head to the beat.
Theresa May was enthusiastically danced at a music festival on the day her long-time rival Boris Johnson was ousted as Prime Minister
The former prime minister pulled off some awkward dance moves that night
The 65-year-old was dressed in a bright orange dress alongside her 64-year-old husband Philip, who also appeared to enjoy dancing as he jumped to the music.
In 2018, May made headlines after she was filmed gyrating awkwardly in front of a group of schoolchildren in South Africa, ahead of a second appearance a few days later in Kenya.
She was nicknamed The Maybot due to the lack of fluidity in her dance moves.
Theresa May appeared to be enjoying herself at the Henley Festival yesterday afternoon
Theresa May appeared in high spirits at the Henley Festival this afternoon. Her dancing tonight came just hours after she soundly beat Boris Johnson for his scandal-hit premiership
The former Prime Minister showed off some of her signature dance moves as she bounced along with Craig David (pictured at the festival) who sang his hit Nothing Like This at the Henley Festival
Her antics this evening came just hours after she made the big splash Boris Johnson for his scandalous premiership.
Stepping out with her hubby at the festival, May teamed a long-sleeved, ruching dress with a leather clutch bag. She also wore a pair of black stiletto court shoes.
She wore a bright scarlet dress and black heels, while husband Philip, 64, wore sunglasses and a double-breasted jacket.
Theresa May appeared to leave yesterday’s political drama behind her as she stepped out at the Henley Festival in Oxfordshire with her husband Philip
The 65-year-old, wearing a bright orange dress, posed up a storm as she stood next to her partner, with the pair wearing matching smiles
The former prime minister accessorized with pearl drop earrings and a layered pearl necklace to complete her look.
Teresa was all smiles at the annual Henley Festival, which runs from July 6-10 this year and uses same facilities as Henley Regatta.
Earlier in the day May has warned Johnson that he will have to “restrict” himself in his final weeks in office – with the prime minister planning to stay in power until a new Tory leader is elected.
Johnson is said to be planning a series of radical political announcements as he ends his time in No 10, raising alarm among the rebels Conservatives about his plans stick out.
The former prime minister, who is still the MP for Maidenhead, seemed oblivious to the day’s political drama as she emerged into the sunset
Theresa donned the top hat yesterday after giving an emotional speech at the Institute of Government in which she paid tribute to former cabinet minister James Brokenshire, who died of lung cancer last October.
Some have suggested that Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab – or even May herself – could be tapped to act as caretaker prime minister while a new Tory leader is elected to get Johnson out of Downing Street as quickly as possible.
Yesterday, May laughed off the claims. She said: “I don’t think there will be an interim prime minister in the sense that someone else will step into that role.”
Speaking in honor of former Tory cabinet minister James Brokenshire, who died of lung cancer last October, May spoke of her own experience of stepping down as prime minister.
She announced her retirement in May 2019, but did not officially leave office until July of that year, when Johnson was elected to succeed her as Tory leader.
“You have to limit yourself in what you do during that period of time,” May said of that period.
Theresa May could be forgiven for looking happy as she spoke at the same time as the Prime Minister announced her retirement in Downing Street
“The only thing I was able to get done was the net-zero climate change legislation because it had consensus in the House of Representatives — it wasn’t a controversial issue, so it could be passed.”
The theme of May’s address was public service, and the ex-prime minister focused on the circumstances in which she delivered her speech.
“What a week to give this lecture!” she said. “But for the avoidance of doubt, this is a speech I would give regardless of the circumstances.”
May, who has often been spotted at Lord’s cricket ground and is a big supporter of Geoffrey Boycott, paid tribute to the “nation’s greatest sport” when she compared the game to political life.
“It’s not enough in cricket not to break the rules,” she said. “Actually, the game requires adherence to its traditions as much as it does its laws.”
She added: “In politics, of course, playing by the rules means following the law.”
Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as Prime Minister, but said he will stay on until a new Conservative leader is elected to replace him.
The former prime minister continued her attack on Johnson’s plan to scrap key parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which she says is a breach of international law.
She warned the government that the House of Lords would make a “real effort” to change ministers’ planned legislation to review the Protocol.
May also continued her attack on Johnson over the Partigate scandal, which she said reinforced the view that politicians see themselves above the rest of the public.
She said: “Pandemic incidents in Downing Street and Whitehall over the past two years have done little to dispel these perceptions of excess and exceptionalism at a time when the rest of the country has been suffering.
“Rule-breaking and the perception of rule-breaking damage faith.”
As the Tories look to elect a fourth prime minister in six years, May has called on the new Conservative leader to “bring the country together”.
“The main thing the new prime minister has to do is heal the divide,” she said. “This is an effort to bridge the divide in the country and, speaking as a conservative, to bridge the divide in our party.
“I’m afraid that in recent years, in general, we see that people are becoming more and more polarized. We need to see a prime minister who will actively work to unite the country and eliminate this division. It can help in reviving politics.”