My statement on Liz Truss's election as Leader of the Conservative Party
Updated: Oct 10, 2022
I'm delighted that Liz Truss was elected Leader of the Conservative Party today. Rishi Sunak should be proud of his campaign and time in government, but I believe we need to take a new approach to cut taxes and grow our economy.
With energy bills soaring, scrapping green levies and maximising North Sea oil and gas will lower bills and help secure our energy supply. But we must also cut taxes and red tape to help people pay their bills and enable businesses to drive economic growth.
As Prime Minister, Liz Truss will build on Boris Johnson's record of delivery and unleash our country's potential. She will also deliver for Greater London, including Orpington and surrounding villages, by supporting businesses, tackling crime and facing down militant trade unions.
Now is the time for the Conservative Party to unite and deliver.