Joe Biden to name Cindy McCain as UK ambassador- but who is Cindy McCain? Her Brexit views

Mrs McCain, born Cindy Lou Hensley in Phoenix, Arizona, and launched her career as an educator for special needs in Avondale, a city in Maricopa County.

She met John McCain, at the time married and the Senate US Navy liaison officer, in 1979, and they married following his divorce from Carol McCain in 1980.

After marrying into the McCain family, she threw herself into politics and helped Mr McCain in his 2000 and 2008 presidential bids.

Following his death in 2019, she became chair of the McCain Institute’s Board of Trustees and recently joined the Biden-Harris Transition Team.