Tory MP Nigel Evans has “praise and respect” for Prime Minister David Cameron as he quits after crushing EU referemdum defeat

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has wished David Cameron well after the Prime Minister announced this morning he would be stepping down after suffering a humiliating defeat in the EU referendum.

Mr Evans, a strong supporter of the Vote Leave campaign, said: “I completely understand his decision to step down and I wish him well for the future.

“I have a great deal of respect for the way that the Prime Minister has handled the situation.

“David Cameron has steered this country through some of the hardest financial times that we have ever faced.

“In this time, the UK has achieved so much, a strong economy, a morally upstanding foreign policy and he delivered on the referendum which the people were calling for.”

Speaking about his delight at the victory for the Vote Leave campaign, which saw the majority of the UK population vote to the leave the EU, Mr Evans added: “It is clear that the people have spoken.

“I couldn’t be happier to have been part of the process which has returned control back to this country. “Sovereignty once again will truly lie within the UK. Those in charge of our country’s destiny will be accountable politicians – not bureaucrats in Brussels.

“We can once again control our policy on key issues, such as immigration.”