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Out with the old, in with the new: Cameron hosts last cabinet meeting

Tomorrow, the Queen will invite Theresa May over and invite her to form a new government.

British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing street. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron is to host his last cabinet meeting later today as the shift in power to his successor begins.

Tomorrow evening, Theresa May will become the second female British Prime Minister after a turbulent three-week period since the European union referendum saw the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU).

The ruling Conservative Party is moving fast to close ranks and secure a smooth transition with a new leader. It's trying to avoid the need for a new General Election and give the message out that it's business as usual. It's a message the markets have appreciated with both share values and sterling strengthening.

Following today's cabinet meeting, Cameron will face questions at parliament tomorrow before being driven to Buckingham Palace to formally resign.

The Queen will then invite May over and invite her to form a new government.

LARRY SET TO MAKE IT ONTO MAY'S NEW 'CABINET'

May faces a tough few days choosing a new cabinet from a field of staunch supporters of the European Union and firm opponents of it.

However, there's one creature whose fortune appears secure at Downing Street - Larry.



Number 10's cat was introduced to catch vermin and there was speculation he'd leave with the outgoing Prime Minister.

Few animals have their own Twitter account but Larry is no ordinary cat.

As Chief Mouser at the Prime Minister's official residence 10 Downing Street, he was rescued from an animal shelter and selected for his "strong predatory drive" to cut down the number of mice in and around the historic building.

Concern for his future spread when his Twitter feed asked for the number of a good groomer so he could make a great appearance in front of the building's new resident on Wednesday. However, civil servants say he belongs to them and will stay put despite the change of Prime minister.