Tory MP looks forward to ‘calm and orderly’ leadership election

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‘I look forward to a calm leadership election,’ says an Oxfordshire Conservative MP following the resignation of the Prime Minister earlier today (October 20).

Victoria Prentis, Oxfordshire MP for Banbury, said she has ‘total confidence’ in Jeremy Hunt, who was recently appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, to lead an ‘orderly’ leadership election in the coming week.

“My constituents in North Oxfordshire are always my priority,” she said. “Over the past few weeks, my inbox has been full of emails from local residents who are concerned by the economic situation.

“I have total confidence in the Chancellor to manage our economy, and I look forward to a calm and orderly leadership election next week.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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