Andrew Stephenson MP this week announced he is backing Boris Johnson MP to be the next Prime Minister.

Commenting on his decision Andrew Stephenson MP said, “Since the Prime Minister announced her decision to step down, lots of Pendle residents have been in touch with me asking who’d I’d be backing as the next Party Leader. It isn’t a decision I take lightly not only are we choosing the next Party Leader but also the next Prime Minister. We need someone who can deliver on Brexit and ensure we meet our manifesto commitment to leave the European Union. I know many of you are frustrated we haven’t yet left the EU and I share your frustration. As Boris said in his campaign launch video now is the time to unite the country, deliver Brexit.”

Andrew continued, I worked with Boris for over a year while he was Foreign Secretary and I got to know him well and see his skills and attributes first-hand. I believe he is the right person to lead us out the EU and to continue the work of the last seven years, strengthening our economy, protecting our public services and creating a society where everyone has the chance to succeed.”

MP’s will start voting for the new Leader on Thursday 13th June and will continue with ballots until two candidates remain.  These final two will then to put to the wider Conservative Party membership via a postal ballot.