New Prime Minister Theresa May will negotiate a good EU exit deal for Britain, according to a Cumbrian business leader.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Rob Johnston has welcomed Theresa May's appointment and believes her leadership will bring the stability British businesses need.

However, he's calling on her to quickly outline a timetable for Britain's changed relationship with the European Union.

In a statement released this morning he said:

"We're delighted that the issue of the Conservative leadership and which Prime Minister will lead us through the negotiations with the EU has been resolved so quickly and has resulted in an apparently very strong candidate taking up the role.

Rob Johnston, Chief Executive Cumbria Chamber of Commerce