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JOHNSON SURVIVES CONFIDENCE VOTE

June 7, 2022 10:10 AM

The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for North West Hants, Luigi Gregori, slams Conservative MPs support for Boris Johnson.

The North West Hants Liberal Democrats had called on the local MP Kit Malthouse and all Conservative MPs to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister this week. A vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson was held by Conservative MPs this evening after enough Conservative MPs submitted their letters to the 1922 Committee. Tory MPs voted to save Boris Johnson's skin by 211 to 148.

The news comes in light of the Metropolitan Police ruling that showed Johnson broke lockdown laws, and also the damning Sue Gray report that effectively blamed his leadership for the parties Downing Street that have caused public outrage.

Local Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson, Councillor Luigi Gregori said:

"When so many people in North West Hants are suffering from spiralling bills and a cost of living emergency, we cannot have a Prime Minister just focussed on saving his own skin.

"It was time Kit Malthouse finally did his patriotic duty and sacked Boris Johnson. Our country needs strong leadership, and we cannot have any more of this nonsense. Over 40% of the Prime Minister's MPs felt that he should go.

"The Conservative party is wasting precious time with these internal squabbles. We need an emergency tax cut, not a Westminster soap opera.

"If Kit Malthouse and his colleagues had the courage and decency to act months ago when the rest of the country all knew Boris Johnson had to go, then we wouldn't be in this mess right now. It is shocking to see the local Conservative MP remain loyal to Boris Johnson. By supporting a law-breaking and lying Prime Minister, they are insulting people in our area who made heart breaking sacrifices during the pandemic."