Mark Menzies MP backs Theresa May in leadership contest

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies has come out in support of Theresa May in the Conservative Party leadership race.

The Member of Parliament highlighted the Mrs May’s outstanding record in Government and her long experience in a leadership role among his reasons for backing the Home Secretary.

Mr Menzies added: “I am supporting Theresa May in the Conservative Party leadership contest as I believe she has the experience, dedication and determination to lead our country into a new future outside the European Union.

“Following the result of the recent referendum, our country needs strong, proven leadership – to steer us through this period of economic and political uncertainty, and to negotiate the best possible agreement for Britain as we leave the EU.

“Theresa May is the longest serving Home Secretary Britain has had since the 1800s. She has overseen a fall in crime to its lowest recorded level and puts Britain’s defence and security at the top of her agenda.

“As Home Secretary she played an active role in agreeing the Strategic Defence and Security Review which confirmed Britain would meet the NATO pledge to spend two per cent of our GDP on defence each year, something which was vital to protect jobs at BAE Systems in Warton.

“She has stood up to the United States over the extradition of Gary McKinnon and negotiated a treaty with Jordan to get the radical cleric Abu Qatada out of Britain after being told we could not deport him.

“Theresa has a solid track record in the cabinet and has proven time and again she is a competent and able leader in one of the most difficult to manage Government departments.”

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