James Duddridge MP backs Boris Johnson to be next Prime Minister

James Duddridge, the Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has announced he is supporting Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister.

After much careful consideration, James, a strong Brexit supporter, declared his backing for the former London Mayor on Monday. 

It comes ahead of Theresa May's decision to resign as Prime Minister on 7th June 2019. A series of hustings and votes by Conservative MPs will follow to select two candidates, from which Conservative Party members will choose. 

Announcing his decision, James said: 

"Boris Johnson has a track record of winning. He has the leadership and ability to deliver a full Brexit that the people of Southend and Rochford East voted for in 2016. I believe he can reunite our country with a strong domestic agenda, enabling Britain to thrive outside of the European Union from October.  That’s why I am supporting Boris to be our next Prime Minister.”