Theresa May – 2016 Statement on First Round of Voting in Tory Leadership


Below is the text of the statement issued by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, after the first round of voting in the Conservative Party leadership contest on 5 July 2016.

I am pleased with this result, and very grateful to my colleagues for their support today.

There is a big job before us: to unite our party and the country, to negotiate the best possible deal as we leave the EU, and to make Britain work for everyone.

I am the only candidate capable of delivering these three things as prime minister, and tonight it is clear that I am also the only one capable of drawing support from the whole of the Conservative party.

I look forward to continuing the debate about Britain’s future – in parliament and across the country.