I welcome the news that the Prime Minister is stepping down. This was the right and proper thing to do for our country. I have consistently called on him to announce that he would bring forth a leadership transition for some time now.
With the cost of living crisis, the war in Ukraine and a whole host of other pressing issues, the UK needs stable governance. We need a new leader in place as soon as possible to keep the engine of government turning - a leader who can restore honesty and integrity into politics and move the nation forward as one.
I pay tribute to Mr Johnson's achievements in office, not least overseeing the Covid vaccination rollout and the UK's support for our friends in beleaguered Ukraine.
I will continue my focus of representing the people of Penrith and The Border to the best of my ability.