Following the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May that she is to stand down, Emma said:

“Theresa May should have sought compromise on Brexit in Parliament from the start. She tried to blame MPs for not getting her deal through, but the fact is she did not engage with Labour for a cross-party agreement until it was far too late, and was never willing to compromise.

“However, I believe that she is motivated by public service, something which isn’t true of Boris Johnson. After her successor is chosen by a tiny number of the electorate, specifically just members of the Conservative Party, we must have a general election so the public can have their say on who leads our country.”