Following Rishi Sunak MP’s election as the new leader of the Conservative Party, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) said:
“We congratulate Rishi Sunak and wish him well as he takes up the role of Prime Minister. He will assume the role during an exceptionally challenging time. Businesses will hope his appointment will lead to the economic stability and political certainty that is so urgently required.
“Given the significant fiscal pressures we face and with only days left until Northern Ireland could find itself without devolved Ministers, we would urge the new Prime Minister and the UK government to do all that they can, without delay, to work with local parties to restore a fully functioning Executive.”