MP's statement on General Election

"The Prime Minister has signalled her intention to go to the country on 8th June to give voters a clear choice between a stable Government, with a strong leader in Theresa May, or a weak, shambolic coalition Government with Jeremy Corbyn propped up by the Lib Dems and the SNP.

"An election held before the negotiations with the European Union begins mean the country has the opportunity to vote for a stable future and certainty for a full five years, not just up to the point at which we leave the European Union but beyond it too. 

"In Theresa May, the Conservative Party and the nation has a trustworthy and proven leader intent on uniting the nation and strengthening our hand at the negotiating table with the European Union.  Theresa May is the best person to get the right deal for the UK, with a strong, united government and country behind her."