EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell wants Rishi Sunak to be the next PM.

She said: “We must move forward; Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will be looking to win the votes of party members over the summer to become the new leader and Prime Minister. One of the ten national hustings will take place in Eastbourne.

I now have one vote as a regular party member.  I will be casting it for Rishi. His work as Chancellor during the pandemic, protecting jobs and businesses in Eastbourne through furlough and business grants and loans, plus the VAT cut for the hospitality and leisure sectors so important to us here.

The new PM will have a full agenda. I will be looking for continuity from them on levelling up. Eastbourne has already received nearly £20 million from this fund to connect three moving parts of the Eastbourne economy- the seafront, town centre and downland in a bid to boost hospitality and generate more jobs and training.

Similarly, I will be looking for the new PM to continue to support Ukraine and counter Russian aggression.”