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Lib Dem Candidate Calls for Prime Minister’s Resignation

Published on: 13 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 16 Jan, 2022

Zoe Franklin

The Lib Dem’s prospective  Parliamentary Candidate for Guildford, Zöe Franklin has called for Boris Johnson’s resignation and has urged Guildford’s MP to join her. 

In a press release, Ms Franklin says she has written to Guildford’s Conservative MP urging her to join the calls for Mr Johnson’s resignation. “This is not the time for blind loyalty, it is time to put the constituents of Guildford, Cranleigh and our villages first and do what is morally right.”

See also: Local Conservatives Divided on ‘Should Boris Go?’ Question

She continued: “The Prime Minister and the MPs defending his behaviour should be ashamed. He has lied to the public, lied to parliament and broken the law.  We do not need an independent enquiry to tell us that. It is time for Boris Johnson to resign.”

“What we need now is strong leadership. Mr Johnson and his government can no longer provide that.  They have lost their moral authority and shown they believe there is one rule for them and another for us. They have undermined everything the public has done to try and keep their loved ones safe.”

“If we are to get through this pandemic and start our recovery we need politicians at all levels who put their constituents first and show the public respect instead of contempt. By allowing Boris Johnson to keep his position as Prime Minister, the Conservatives are only showing the latter.”

Angela Richardson speaking in the House of Commons.

But Guildford Conservative MP, Angela Richardson, responded: “I am waiting until Sue Gray has concluded her investigation. Her findings will become known shortly. Constituents elect me to read the reports on these matters, not jump to conclusions before they are published.

“I do take exception to being lectured by Guildford Liberal Democrats about putting the people of Guildford first. Every day, myself and my team deal with casework that makes a difference for people in Guildford and gets them the results they deserve but were perhaps unable to obtain elsewhere.”

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