Britain needs strong leadership

I welcome the Prime Minister's bold decision to call a General Election in June. Theresa May has already shown she is a strong and principled leader. This election is an opportunity to give her a substantial mandate, and strengthen her hand in negotiations with the European Union. Now, while the EU is determining its own priorities, is the right time.

I want to see the Prime Minister secure the best possible deal for Britain and particularly for Faversham and Mid Kent. While I have backed her to see through the referendum result, MPs from other parties haven't; their threats to overturn the referendum result just weaken her position. A successful result on June 8th will enable the Prime Minister to negotiate more strongly in our national interest, and give Britain stable leadership to see us through Brexit.