• Conservative Party Leadership Election

    19 July 2019

    Dear Constituent,

    Thank you for being in touch.

    After careful consideration I have decided to support Jeremy Hunt in the final round of the leadership contest.  The Foreign Secretary has a fine record in government and I believe he is well placed to negotiate with our EU partners.  Nevertheless, I have no doubt that both remaining candidates are well able to lead our country at this testing time.

    The result will be announced very shortly and we must then rally behind the winner.

    Thank you again.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mel Stride MP

    MP for Central Devon

    Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons