In her first speech as Prime Minister, Theresa May has promised tackle "burning injustice" and fight for all of Britain

 
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Theresa May has made a bold commitment to social justice in her first speech as Prime Minister, promising to fight for all of Britain.

Speaking on the steps of 10 Downing Street, May sought to address people who she said were "just managing".

"When we take the big calls, we will think not of the powerful, but you," she said.

May also reflected on the Conservative Party's full name - The Conservative and Unionist Party.

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She said that means the relationship between the UK's constituent countries is "precious" to her.

However, she also said: "It means we believe in a union not just between the nations of the UK but between all of our citizens. Whoever we are and wherever we are from.

She added: "We face a time of great national change. And I know because we are Great Britain that we will rise to the challenge.

"We will forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world, and we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us."

May also paid a warm tribute to David Cameron, citing his efforts to take people on low wages out of income tax, and legalise gay marriage as a true legacy as one of social justice.

"David Cameron has led a one nation government and it is in that spirit that I also plan to lead," she said.