Paul Davies AM comments on Boris Johnson's election as Leader of the Conservative Party

Commenting on the election of Boris Johnson, Paul Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said:

“I’m delighted that Boris Johnson has been elected as the new Leader of the UK Conservative Party and will be appointed Prime Minister by HM the Queen tomorrow.

“I voted for Boris and supported his leadership campaign as I believe that our current political situation calls for charismatic, uplifting and positive leadership, which as our leader Boris will deliver. With Boris Johnson we can keep Jeremy Corbyn out of 10 Downing Street, stopping him from dragging us back to the 1970s and together we can end Welsh Labour’s 20 uninterrupted years of power in Wales.

“I look forward to welcoming Boris back to Wales as the new Prime Minister in the near future and to continue building a strong and positive relationship to help shape the future of Wales and the United Kingdom, ensuring we take full advantage of all the opportunities Brexit will offer.”