I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
This year, the United Kingdom has had much to celebrate. Whether it’s Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, the success of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Rio, or more personal highlights like happy times with loved ones, there have been many precious moments when people from many backgrounds, came together to celebrate in families and communities.
Coming together is also important for us as a party and as a country. As we leave the European Union we must seize an historic opportunity to forge a bold new role for ourselves in the world and to unite our country as we move forward into the future. And, with our international partners, we must work together to promote trade, increase prosperity, and face the challenges to peace and security around the world.
Only by coming together will we be able to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that 2017 will bring. I will always be incredibly grateful for the time, support and hard work given by members of our party like you.
So wherever you are this Christmas, I wish you joy and peace in this season of celebration, along with health and happiness in the year ahead.
Thank you and Merry Christmas,