Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP believes Staffordshire will feel the benefit of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.
The new Conservative leader has appointed members of his new Cabinet after beating Jeremy Hunt in a vote to succeed Theresa May.
He met members of the 1922 Committee – a group of Tory backbenchers – to outline some of his plans.
And Michael Fabricant said he was sure the new PM had the strategies to deliver in a number of areas.
“Boris is a politician driven by core beliefs and is not a technocrat,” he said. “It is not for Prime Ministers to micro-manage departments – it is always a mistake to do this – but to set key objectives with Cabinet approval.
“I am optimistic that despite not having an overall majority in the House of Commons, Boris will succeed with many of these of which Brexit is paramount.
“At the meeting of the 1922, Boris spoke of his other objectives which included fairer funding for our schools, strengthening the rural economy, setting up an enquiry into HS2, and delivering fibre broadband.
“Fairer funding for our schools will be of particular benefit for all of us in Staffordshire.”
Mr Fabricant also drew comparisons between Mr Johnson’s appointment and that of a former American leader.
“Like President Reagan – whom everyone derided when he was first elected President and characterised as a ‘mere actor’ – Boris Johnson is appointing highly able people to surround him,” he said.
“President Reagan is generally regarded as one of the best presidents the USA had.
“I am pleased to see that Boris has made Sir Edward Lister Chief of Staff at Number 10. He is a serious ‘grown up’.”