PRESS RELEASE: Partygate fines: Recall Parliament for vote of no confidence

April 12, 2022 4:38 PM

Guildford Liberal Democrats open letter PM OutContact: Zöe Franklin or office@guildfordlibdems.org.uk
EMBARGO: Immediate

The Liberal Democrats are calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately so MPs can hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, following the revelation that both he and Rishi Sunak are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.

On hearing the news Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Zöe Franklin for Guildford, Cranleigh and our villages said:

"This confirms what we have all been thinking, the Prime Minister and senior members of his Government have no respect for the British public or the incredible sacrifices they made during the pandemic. This is completely unacceptable and quite honestly insulting."

"Conservative MPs, including Guildford's MP, said they were waiting for the police investigation before passing judgement. Well, the evidence is here for all to see. Boris Johnson broke the law, laws that he himself made and has lied to parliament. He must go."

After weeks of speculation, denials and delayed reports it has been found that the Prime Minister and Downing Street staff broke lockdown rules whilst the rest of the country pulled together to keep each other safe.

Responding to the news, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said:

"The country cannot have criminals and liars leading our Government, especially at a time of national and international crisis.

"Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak took the country's sacrifices for granted, while they broke the law to party in Downing Street. They are not fit to hold office. If they had a shred of decency, they would resign.

"Parliament should be recalled immediately so that MPs can hold a vote of no confidence. Conservative MPs must do their patriotic duty and kick these criminals out of Government once and for all."

ENDS