Our next prime minister must be someone with the drive, personality and intelligence to solve the greatest political crisis Britain has faced in decades, one that has seen the Brexit deadlock shake our public institutions to their foundations. However, it must also be someone who can deliver more than Brexit — someone who can bring the country together and create a stronger and fairer economy.

For me, the person best placed to succeed in this mighty task is Boris Johnson.

In these challenging times, I believe that a dynamic force is a very necessary thing. We need a leader who can get this country moving again, starting with fixing Brexit.