SOUTHEND Liberal Democrats have called on local Conservative MPs, Anna Firth and James Duddridge, to sack Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak following the revelation that both have been fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.
The Liberal Democrats are also 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 .
Carole Mulroney, Liberal Democrat Leader on Southend City Council, said: “The Conservative MPs for our area cannot hide behind lame excuses.
“It’s time for them to sack Boris Johnson. No more ifs or buts. Yet James Duddridge has publicly backed the Prime Minister – its time to do the right thing.
Whilst people in Southend made heart-breaking sacrifices during lockdowns, Boris Johnson and his team were partying in Downing Street.
“We all have painful memories of that lockdown, from not being able to see dying relatives, to being separated for months on end from our friends and family. My own sister passed away, alone, during lockdown.
“How on earth can Conservative MPs keep supporting a law-breaking Prime Minister and Chancellor? Our country needs leadership right now, not a Government in chaos. ”
Leader of the Liberal Democrats nationally, 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. ”