Leadership Contest - Statement from Dr Liam Fox

In this contest I’ll be backing my friend Jeremy Hunt, who is an impressive Foreign Secretary, who is an entrepreneur by background where deal-making is part of his DNA. I think he understands we have to send a message to Europe that we will leave if we cannot get an appropriate deal but we will try to get a deal. I think he is also will be able to unite the Conservative Party. We are not a Leave-tribe and a Remain-tribe, we are a Conservative Party.

Statement made by Dr Liam Fox during a BBC Radio 4 interview, Tuesday 4th June