EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston has said he’s ‘not surprised’ Theresa May wants to lead the Conservatives into the next General Election.
The Mid-Worcestershire MP also offered the Prime Minister his full backing after Mrs May said she is ‘here for the long term.’
The Prime Minister made the comments whilst on a trip to Japan last week when journalists pressed her on the issue of how long she plans to stay in Number 10 after she lost her party’s majority in May’s General Election.
Immediately after the disastrous election for Mrs May, many of her own MPs in public and private urged her to consider her position.
There had also been speculation that Mrs May could stand down in 2019 after the UK leaves the European Union.
But, the Prime Minister defiantly said her job was not just to deliver Brexit but to define the UK’s place in the world and tackle injustices in society.
Mrs May’s top Cabinet colleagues, including Boris Johnson, have also been publicly backing the PM and even claimed she could win a majority at the next election which is scheduled for 2022.
Mr Huddleston joined them in their ‘continued support’ for the Mrs May.
“I am not surprised that the Prime Minister, when asked, confirmed that she is fully committed to her position and duties,” he said.
“I will continue to support her as the Government addresses the challenging process that lies ahead.”