Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve says he is “very pleased” that Theresa May has become Britain’s Prime Minister.

Maidenhead MP Theresa May has officially taken up her new role as Prime Minister after being asked by the Queen to form a new government at Buckingham Palace. 

Mrs May, whose constituency covers Cookham and Bisham, addressed the nation as Prime Minister for the first time on Wednesday evening.

Her appointment follows the resignation of David Cameron after the majority of the British public voted to leave the European Union.

Mr Grieve, who went to Oxford University with Mrs May and supported her leadership bid, says he is “very pleased” that she has taken on the top job.

He said: “I have known her for many years. I am very pleased that she has become Prime Minister, I supported her candidacy.

“I absolutely think she is the right person to be leading the Conservative Party and the country in the difficult times ahead.”

Despite being a close ally of the new PM, who spent Thursday appointing her new Cabinet, Mr Grieve said he “couldn’t say” if his role within the government would be changing.

And while both Mrs May and Mr Grieve backed the Remain campaign before the referendum, the Beaconsfield MP and former Attorney General said the new Prime Minister has “made her position quite clear” on Brexit and could not “ignore the will of the people.”