Lord Lawson backs Michael Gove for next Prime Minister

Lord Lawson of Blaby Credit: PA

Lord Lawson of Blaby has released a statement saying that he backs Michael Gove for the next leader of the Conservative Party.

He said: "Michael led from the front in the referendum. He campaigned with patriotic conviction and made the case with intellectual authority. We could not have achieved victory without him.

"Michael also has a good understanding of both economic and foreign policy. He is the best-equipped candidate for Prime Minister."