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Was Theresa May a successful prime minister?

From May to Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Bush and Jonn Elledge explore the tenures of previous leaders in a six-part series by the New Statesman podcast.

Welcome to Prime Ministerial. Each episode Jonn Elledge and Stephen Bush will look at the legacy of the previous six prime ministers and ask whether they achieved success on their own terms.

Episode one focuses on Theresa May. When May took office after the UK’s vote to leave the EU in 2016, she promised to unite the country – but her premiership ended in humiliation after three years when she lost her majority and failed to pass a withdrawal agreement through parliament.

Stephen and Jonn speak to the Spectator journalist Katy Balls and Gavin Barwell, Theresa May’s former chief of staff.

Produced by Adrian Bradley and May Robson, with thanks to Caroline Crampton and Nick Hilton. 

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