Wealden MP Nus Ghani has said she is ‘deeply saddened’ by David Cameron’s decision to resign as Prime Minister following the EU referendum.
Mr Cameron announced his resignation earlier this morning (June 24) after Britain voted 17,410,742 to 16,141,241 to leave the European Union in yesterday’s national referendum.
Ms Ghani, who backed the Leave campaign, welcomed the referendum but cautioned the following steps should be made in a ‘calm and measured way’.
Speaking this morning she said: “Today is a day of mixed emotions. Having expressed my hope that he would remain in office regardless of the result, I am deeply saddened by the Prime Minister’s decision to announce his intention to step down. The respect he has shown for the people’s will, by holding this referendum and by responding to the result in such a dignified way, shows him to be a true public servant.
“His call for a wider range of candidates led me to enter politics, he has transformed my party and our country for the better, and I will be forever proud and grateful to have served under his leadership.
“Yesterday, a majority of the people of the United Kingdom decided that our country is ready to march forward into the world free of the bureaucracy, unaccountability and inefficiency of the European Union. Today, we begin to take back control, with our horizons broadened to the whole world and with the decisions that affect our lives grounded in legitimacy.
“However, those who now have the responsibility of acting on the wishes of the people must do so with two things in mind. We must make sure to take the entire population on this journey in a calm and measured way, united in confidence and hope for the future. And we, the Conservative Party, also have a duty to remember that we have a wider agenda of responsibilities to be getting on with in government. That is exactly what we will do.”
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