MP welcomes Theresa May as new Prime Minister
MP has welcomed today's appointment of Theresa May as the country's
new Prime Minister.
Heappey says he is confident she will secure the right Brexit
deal for Britain and "I don't for a second doubt her commitment
to doing so."
Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Politics has been
on fast forward for the last few weeks. Referendum, resignations,
a leadership race and the appointment of a new Prime Minister
will have been completed in just twenty days."
"Personally, I'm pleased that the Conservative leadership
race has concluded so quickly."
"Although I also recognise that some members will be annoyed
at not being able to take part and others will be angry at how
they perceive Andrea Leadsom to have been treated."
He added: "Theresa May's competence and experience is well
known but I have seen Andrea Leadsom at close quarters through
the Energy Select Committee and can vouch for her incredible talent
too. I think last weekend has shown that she was not yet ready
to be Prime Minister but she has a great deal to offer and will
surely be promoted to the cabinet."
the process has been truncated, we've reached the right result.
At a time of real uncertainty, we need leadership."
"Now that we have it, the political sideshow is over and
it is time to get on with disentangling ourselves from the EU."
"I'm sure Prime Minister May will get us the right deal
and I don't for a second doubt her commitment to doing so."
"She will - rightly - not rush to trigger Article 50 but
at least now, we will have a PM leading the negotiations over
"That gives some much-needed certainty and the markets have
responded positively already."
May is pictured here visiting Burnham-On-Sea in the run-up to
the 2015 General Election, as we featured here.