Commenting on the announcement that Liz Truss has won the Conservative Party Leadership election today (5th September) and will become Prime Minister tomorrow, Michael Fabricant says:-
“This result is very good news for the UK and for the Midlands. Liz is good friends with many local MPs and the West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, who are able to feed ideas into her. I personally backed Liz so I am really pleased with the result although I was disappointed Boris was forced to leave in the first place in what was a very British coup. But Liz stayed loyal to Boris to the very end and I think that this, along with her plans for Government, made her popular with Party Members.
“So with a new Prime Minister comes a new Government and Liz is very aware that she will have to deliver on all her promises.
“In particular, and at the top of her Red Box, will be solving the cost of living crisis caused by the astronomic rise in heating bills. I am expecting announcements regarding this by the end of the week. She needs to hit the ground running.
“Whether supporters of Liz, Rishi, or Boris, it is important that the Party – in Parliament and volunteers – all now unite behind our new Leader. It has been a destructive few weeks and the public rightly expects government to make tough and swift decisions regarding all these issues.”