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SNP's Richard Lochhead comments on Theresa May departure

By Jonathan Clark

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Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has said Scotland will "continue to be damaged by uncertainty" after Theresa May announced her resignation as Prime Minister.

Theresa May will resign from her post on June 7, she announced this morning.

After days of pressure, May has resigned the day after European Elections, which she will have never envisaged happening, saw her Conservative party polling at around 10 per cent.

SNP's Richard Lochhead was one of the first to comment on the resignation of Theresa May.

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead...Picture: Daniel Forsyth. Image No..

He said: "Given the circumstances within her own party, she was clearly left with no other option and I wish her well for the future.

"It’s not clear what difference a change of leadership is going to make – it certainly will not solve the Brexit chaos the Tories have created.

"And in these extraordinary circumstances, the next Prime Minister should be put into Number 10 by the public through a general election, not a Tory leadership contest.

"The one thing that is clear is after three disastrous years since the EU referendum, when Moray and Scotland’s views were ignored and chaos ensued, the country is going to continue to be damaged by the uncertainty of Brexit and neglected as the Conservative Party’s civil war deepens with the onset of its leadership contest.”

The results from Thursday's European election will be clear on Sunday, due to other European nations voting later in the week.

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