Meon Valley MP Flick Drummond has welcomed Liz Truss’s resignation as Prime Minister.
Mrs Drummond said: “I agree it was time for Liz to step down. Unfortunately, over the last few days, she lost her authority and MPs felt she could not continue.
“The party needs to regroup behind a new leader as quickly as possible and continue the work of stabilising the country’s finances and supporting people through the cost-of-living crisis. The war in Ukraine also looms large. These are difficult times.
“What cannot happen again is what we have witnessed over the last few days. Good government comes from unity of purpose. I urge all my colleagues to concentrate on what unites us as Conservatives. I believe that has been a tremendous force for good in our country.”