June 9, 2019 / 10:46 PM / 5 months ago

UK's Amber Rudd backing Jeremy Hunt in PM succession race: tweet

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks during a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Foreign Office in central London, Britain May 8, 2019. Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

(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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