ALAN Brown MP has slammed Boris Johnson’s appointment as Prime Minister.

The MP for Doon Valley is claiming the new PM has no mandate in Scotland.

It comes after Tory Party members voted for Johnson to be the leader of the Conservatives.

Mr Brown said: “It’s hardly a surprise the Tory party members have opted to elect Boris as their new leader and therefore in the door at Number 10, I do find it hard to accept. Scotland never voted for the Tories.

“We never voted for Brexit, and we certainly never voted for a hard Brexiteer into Downing Street.

“We know Johnson is a populist politician and has no real true beliefs or ideals.

He added: “It will be interesting to see if he proves us all wrong and calls for a general election.”

The Cumnock Chronicle reached out to the UK Government for a comment.