Her husband Philip was standing behind her as she highlighted the “precious bond” between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and between “every one of us”.
“That means fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others,” she said.
For an “ordinary working class family”, she added, “Life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise.”
“When it comes to opportunity, we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few, we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you,” Mrs May said.
Theresa May was applauded as she entered 10 Downing Street for the first time as PM
Theresa May: First speech as British Prime Minister – BBC News