Her husband Philip was standing behind her as she highlighted the â€œprecious bondâ€ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and between â€œevery one of usâ€.
â€œThat means fighting against the burning injustice that if youâ€™re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others,â€ she said.
For an â€œordinary working class familyâ€, she added, â€œLife is much harder than many people in Westminster realise.â€
â€œWhen it comes to opportunity, we wonâ€™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,â€ 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 â€“ BBC News