Local MP’s respond to calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation

Local MP’s to calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation

We contacted local MP’s Martin Vickers and Lia Nici for a response following widespread demands calling for the Prime Minister to resign.

Yesterday at PM’s Questions, Mr Johonson confirmed that he did attend the garden party held at Downing Street in May 2020 but stated that he ‘believed implicitly’ that it was a work event.

Many MP’s were outraged by Mr Johnson’s apology, calling on him to resign as he lied to the public and government.

Responding to these demands, Mr Johnson failed to state whether or not he would resign but asked MP’s and the public to wait until the inquiry has been carried out in full.

Martin Vickers has issued his own response to the controversy, stating that a leadership election would ‘definitely not be in the best interest’ of the public.

In his statement, he said: “I share the anger and frustration of my constituents at these events and it does appear that lockdown rules were broken. That is irresponsible, reckless and unacceptable and disciplinary action, and possibly prosecutions should follow. It begs the question of how it got to the stage of the events taking place. Senior figures should have realised that this was wrong and the event should never have got off the ground.

“To those who are calling for the PM’s resignation I would say that what I, and my parliamentary colleagues, must put first is what is in the best interests of the country and the one thing that would most definitely not be in the best interest is a five or six-week leadership election when there would be a vacuum at the heart of the Government.

“Crucial decisions will have to be taken in the weeks and months ahead. We are still in the midst of the Covid pandemic, our economy, like others across the globe, is struggling to mitigate the effects of the massive increase in energy prices, we have an increasingly volatile international situation and scores of other challenges.”

We also contacted Grimsby MP Lia Nici for a comment by she has failed to supply one.

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Ellie joined Gi Media in July 2021.