As Theresa May left 10 Downing Street for the last time, it may have seemed like she had few friends left in Westminster. But, as she prepares for life on the backbenches, there is one place where the outgoing prime minister will be welcomed with open arms.

Maidenhead, in Berkshire, has had only one MP since it became a political constituency in 1997.

For 22 years, Theresa May has seen off a series of challengers in successive general elections – including a memorable skirmish with Lord Buckethead of the Gremloids party in 2017.

But what is behind her enduring popularity? And are the people of Maidenhead still backing her despite her failure to deliver Brexit?

In her three years as PM, Mrs May faced criticism on the national stage,

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