And Esther McVey, the former employment minister, will stand in George Osborne’s former seat in Tatton.
Speaking at a campaign event, May said the UK should be proud of the money it has contributed to projects in the developing world.
A messaging screw-up overshadowed the launch of the opposition’s election campaign.
“It just smacks of rank opportunism and it’s grubby, in every detail.”
By a majority of 509, the House of Commons voted to hold a general election on 8 June. The campaign will kick off in earnest after parliament dissolves on 3 May.
The PM says she’d rather “get out and about” and knock on voters’ doors.
In a surprise announcement, the PM said the country needed an election to bring stability and unity at Westminster.
The report says Theresa May has no grounds for saying that “no deal is better than a bad deal”, but the Commons Brexit committee was divided on its assessment.
However, Theresa May did not distance herself from Michael Howard’s startling comparison between Gibraltar and the Falklands.
Theresa May’s use of a 16th-century legal power opens a new fight between Remainers and Leavers.
In her letter to the EU Council president, the PM stressed shared values but repeatedly linked security to the successful conclusion of a trade deal within two years.
The home secretary has called on the service to make it easier for messages to be intercepted – but that could include her own conversations.
But Number 10 won’t say if social media played a role in the Westminster attacks.
The Westminster killings were an “attack on free people everywhere”, the prime minister told parliament.
“Suddenly, a police officer is standing right where we are, shouting, ‘Get down, get down, get back!’ We crawled, hands and knees, back to a safety position.”
One Standard insider said: “No one can believe it. I feel like I’ve been shot.”
Backbench MPs welcomed the change of heart, which the chancellor announced following consultation with the PM.
Under questioning by MPs, the Brexit minister admitted the government’s approach of “no deal is better than a bad deal” wasn’t backed by a detailed economic assessment.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter were accused of creating “platforms for racists” in a bruising Westminster hearing today.