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Grassroots Conservatives' statement on withhdrawal of Andrea Leadsom

11 Jul 2016

Grassroots conservatives respect the honourable decision by Andrea Leadsom to withdraw from the Conservative Party Leadership contest. It is more than possible that had she stayed the course she may well have won and ordinary members have consequently been denied a voice.

Her reasons for withdrawing given in her statesmanlike letter of withdrawal mention the significant support Theresa May enjoys amongst MPs but the activities of some of the media and those who threatened to leave the parliamentary party must have played a major part in her decision.

The membership now expects that Theresa May’s cabinet will fully reflect those senior ministers and others who campaigned to leave the EU as well as those in favour of remaining such that she will lead a government of party and national unity in the difficult and challenging tasks ahead. Grassroots conservatives wish her every success in forming her government and in the negotiations ahead.

Ed Costelloe

Chairman Grassroots conservatives

posted by Grassroots Conservatives in News