June 9, 2019 / 10:42 PM / 6 months ago

Amber Rudd backing Jeremy Hunt in PM succession race - tweet

FILE PHOTO: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks during a visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Lancaster House in London, Britain May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) - UK Work and Pensions Minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday she would support Jeremy Hunt in the race to be the next prime minister.

"I'm backing @Jeremy_Hunt. These are serious times and we need a respected statesman who Brussels will listen to, not more bluster. Jeremy is a winner with a track record of success in business and in government," she tweeted here

Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney

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