David Mundell has released a statement praising David Cameron for his work as Prime Minister, and offering to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in order to discuss the 'next steps' following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

In his statement, Mundell called for 'calmness and deliberation' in the aftermath of the vote:

David Cameron has been a great leader of my Party and of our country. I was proud to be one of his first supporters during the 2005 leadership election and I have never regretted that decision for a moment. His achievements in rescuing our economy and in social reform will stand the test of time. Today he has once again put country before self.

David Mundell