RUGBY’S MP is backing Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt for Prime Minister.
Mark Pawsey said he decided to support Mr Hunt to become the next leader of the Conservative Party because he could break the Brexit impasse in Parliament and bring the country together.
Mr Pawsey 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.”
He described the former Health Secretary as ‘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,” Mr Pawsey added.
“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.
“He has a sensible plan to deal with the difficult Brexit negotiations and most importantly he has the ability to deliver it.
“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.”