“The Parliamentary Conservative Party has clearly shown their belief in Rishi Sunak to lead the Government, commanding the confidence of his colleagues.

“The Government has a clear agenda that it needs to get on with. The cost of living, the war in Ukraine and getting the UK onto the path of growth and opportunity after the COVID pandemic.

“I know that colleagues in Westminster will realise the real need to come together to deliver for the people of Wales and the United Kingdom.

“As a friend of Wales, Rishi understands the challenges we face, with high energy bills, high inflation, and household budgets being stretched to breaking point.

“I look forward to working with him to tackle those challenges.

“It should also be celebrated that, during Diwali no less, we are welcoming the UK’s first British-Asian and Hindu Prime Minister.

“I want to thank, on behalf of the Welsh Conservatives, Boris and Penny, who have so much to offer our party and our country going forward.”