RHA calls for meeting with new PM

12th July 2016

RHA calls for meeting with new PM

Following the announcement that Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, ensuring Theresa May becomes the new prime minister-elect, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for a meeting with the new PM.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has highlighted the importance of maintaining a strong relationship between the government and the UK logistics and freight sectors, with the industry employing more than 2.2 million people nationwide.

It is therefore imperative that the new prime minister fully understands the importance of the sector to the smooth running of business up and down the country, as well as the significant contribution of logistics providers to the future economic stability of the nation as a whole.

Mr Burnett stated: "We enjoyed a constructive relationship with Mrs May's team when she was home secretary, which resulted in added security for our cross-Channel drivers who were suffering violence and intimidation as a result of the migrant crisis. She was also tremendously supportive of the RHA's role in supporting the ex-veterans charity, Care After Combat.

"We are looking forward to a continued positive working relationship with her and her new Number 10 team in the coming weeks and months."

He added that the UK freight sector must now be at the forefront of minds during the coming negotiations with the EU over Brexit and it is something the organisation will be keen to remind the prime minister in the coming weeks and months.