Sir Edward gives ‘full support’ to Theresa May

Sir Edward Leigh MP
Sir Edward Leigh MP

Sir Edward Leigh MP has given his full support to Theresa May, who is set to become Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister this week after her leadership rival Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the race to succeed David Cameron yesterday (Monday).

Sir Edward Leigh told the Market Rasen Mail: “I congratulate Theresa May on her selection as Conservative leader, and I give her my full support as our incoming prime minister.

“Now is the time to unite our country and move towards a prosperous, democratic future outside the European Union and I’m confident that Theresa can be a great prime minister.”

“I myself thought Andrea Leadsom was the best candidate and I’m disappointed she’s pulled out. A free, frank, and friendly debate amongst party members would have made a healthy contribution to our political culture, and it would be good for Conservative party members to have their say.

“I am glad, however, that we can form a new, strong Conservative government in a timely matter. We’re moving the country in the right direction.”