HAMPSHIRE’S Conservative MPs have had their say on Boris Johnson after he stormed to victory in the Tory leadership contest.

Suella Braverman, MP for Fareham, said she was “delighted” to see Mr Johnson elected as the party’s new leader.

Southampton Itchen MP Royston Smith, who backed Mr Johnson’s rival, Jeremy Hunt, in the leadership contest, promised to support his new party leader in his role as Prime Minister.

He said: “As Prime Minister I support Boris, like I have with all previous Prime Ministers.

“I’m disappointed for Jeremy, but he always had a mountain to climb when taking on the star dust of Boris.”

Mr Smith also backed Mr Johnson to deliver on Brexit – even if it meant ‘No Deal’.

However he added this was “not the ideal outcome” and called on the EU to “compromise” in order to avoid a ‘No Deal Brexit’.

Meanwhile New Forest West MP Desmond Swayne labelled Mr Johnson’s win as “convincing” and called on him to “get on with Brexit” so the party could “get on with an exciting modernising agenda”.

Mr Swayne's comment was echoed by fellow New Forest MP, Dr Julian Lewis, who shared a photograph of him and Mr Johnson holding up a sign which read "deliver Brexit by October 31".

Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, called on the country to come together to “deliver the outcome of the 2016 referendum”, following Mr Johnson’s win.

She said: “I thought Boris Johnson showed great energy in his acceptance speech and importantly spoke about unity.

“It is now incumbent upon him to deliver the vision he has been articulating over the last few weeks and incumbent upon Conservative MPs to support him in that endeavour.”