Mark Pawsey MP backs Foreign Secretary in Hunt for new PM

Rugby and Bulkington MP Mark Pawsey is backing Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister.

Mark said he came to the decision after careful reflection and the need to have a Prime Minister able to both break the Brexit impasse in Parliament and bring the country together.

Mark said:

“Jeremy is a tried, tested and respected statesman and I believe that we need someone of his experience and calibre to lead our country as we leave the European Union. I have attended a number of leadership hustings recently with the opportunity to listen to all of the main candidates in the race to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister. It was very clear to me that Jeremy was the stand-out candidate. He has a sensible plan to deal with the difficult Brexit negotiations and most importantly he has the ability to deliver it.”

Mark continued:

“Jeremy has been at the heart of government for years and is a proven leader with a strong track record of success. There is no doubt that whatever role he has been asked to fulfil in government he has got the job done. Importantly, he also ran a successful business before entering politics and he instinctively understands the pressures that businesses will face as we leave the European Union.”

Mark concluded:

“My party is choosing not only a new leader but also the next Prime Minister. This is a huge responsibility and we must get this decision right. I believe Jeremy is the right person to lead our country. He is not only a capable politician, but also someone who has the conviction and vision to secure the best deal for Britain as we leave the European Union and then bring people together to deliver a successful future for our country.”