'A general election would make people feel we're a debating club', says MP John Redwood

'A general election would make people feel we're a debating club', says MP John Redwood

Theresa May will become Prime Minister on Wednesday

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Theresa May will become our new Prime Minister on Wednesday evening. While some believe a general election should be called, MP John Redwood believes it would halt progress on Brexit for too long.

David Cameron announced his resignation after the result of the EU Referendum, and is expected to formally resign on Wednesday, leaving May as leader.

Her only opponent for leadership was Andrea Leadsom, who pulled out yesterday.

Redwood believes this will provide certainty for the country.

"I think there would be a party political advantage for the Conservatives [to have an election] now, because Labour are in disarray, but I think it would be exactly wrong. It's in the national interest to reduce the uncertainties, not increase them," he told Paul Ross.

"All that could happen by having another general election is to make people feel that we're now a debating club rather than a properly governed country."