LEADING Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg visited Wilmslow yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon to rally Conservative Party members to back Boris Johnson to be the UK’s next Prime Minister.

He was joined by Tatton MP Esther McVey for the event, which was held at Wilmslow Conservative Club.

Dozens of people packed into a room to hear why they should cast their vote for Boris.

Addressing the crowd, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Boris is a man who believes in Brexit and that members should keep that in mind when casting their vote for leader.”

The event allowed Conservative Party members to ask questions on why Mr Johnson was the best man for the job.

Issues ranged from how Brexit would be delivered, Mr Johnson’s vision post-Brexit and how he would engage with young voters and rebuild trust with the public after a EU referendum.

Ms McVey said: “I am supporting Boris as he has promised post-Brexit to deliver on key domestic issues such as education and policing, as well as ensuing the north gets the attention it deserves so we can continue to grow our local economy and create more jobs and opportunities for everyone.

“He is passionate, as I am, about infrastructure and local services, and that money is not wasted on projects like HS2.

“After we have delivered Brexit I believe he can unite the country. He has also pledged to support my Blue Collar Conservatism agenda, which is about giving a voice back to regular voters, really listening to them and then delivering on policies that matter to people and their families.

“Boris is fully aware of how important this is, and I will continue to make that known to him at every opportunity.”