Moray MP welcomes Boris Johnson as UK’s new PM

Moray’s MP Douglas Ross has welcomed Boris Johnson as the UK’s new Prime Minister he was announced as the leader of the Conservative Party this morning (Tuesday, 23 July).

Nearly 160,000 Conservative members voted in the leadership election, with an 87.4% turnout. Mr Johnson polled a clear majority with 92,153 of the votes (66.4%) almost twice that of Jeremy Hunt who polled 46,656 votes.

Commenting, Douglas said: “Boris has been the favourite throughout this campaign and the significant margin of victory shows that he has support for a large proportion of the Conservative Party.

“I am confident that Boris will stand-up for the union, unite the party, deliver Brexit and allow us as a country to move on.

“All the candidates in this race would have made a very good Prime Minister and I am sure Boris will deliver for the country.  My priority will be getting the best deal for Moray, Scotland and the whole of the UK.”

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