The Conservative Assembly Member for Penarth – Andrew R T Davies – has commented tonight on the pending appointment of Home Secretary Theresa May as the UK’s next Prime Minister.
Andrew R T Davies – who is leader of the Conservatives in the Welsh Assembly and represents South Wales Central which includes Penarth – said “As a fellow One Nation conservative, I very much share Theresa’s passion for social justice and determination to build a country that serves the many, not just the privileged few. I wish her the greatest possible success in achieving that.”
Unlike May – who backed “Remain” (but didn’t do much campaigning) – Davies had campaigned actively in favour of the Leave campaign – even though it got him into hot-water with retiring Prime Minister David Cameron.
In a pronouncement which appeared to indicate the Welsh Tory Leader will be keeping a close eye on May’s Brexit performance he said “Today’s announcement presents the new Prime Minister with an immediate opportunity to bring the country together and to navigate Britain’s successful exit from the European Union. At this time, the country needs strong leadership and a clear sense of direction to reinforce confidence in the markets, and to ensure that the Government is best placed to steer the UK towards the bright future which awaits us.”