Statement from Victoria Atkins on the new Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Victoria Atkins MP welcomed the election of the Rt Hon Theresa May MP as leader of the Conservative Party. The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, will invite HM The Queen to appoint Theresa May as the next Prime Minister tomorrow.


Victoria made the following statement:


“I welcome the news that Theresa May MP is to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


“I would like to join the Home Secretary and colleagues in thanking Andrea Leadsom for her gracious statement withdrawing from the leadership contest. The Conservative Party is now united in supporting Theresa May to become the second female Prime Minister to lead our country. 


“I have worked closely with the Home Secretary in my roles on the two committees that scrutinised the Investigatory Powers Bill, and have examined her department as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee. 

“When I announced my support for her candidacy last week, I said that Theresa May has the experience, resolve and skills necessary to lead our great country. I look forward to supporting her in securing a bright future for the United Kingdom out of the European Union.