Sue Gray update: Maria Caulfield cannot hide behind lame excuses any longer


  • james_maccleary02_600.jpgLocal Liberal Democrat candidate, James MacCleary, calls on Maria Caulfield MP to sack Boris Johnson
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey says “It’s time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty”

Responding to Sue Gray’s update on parties being held in Downing Street during Covid lockdowns, James MacCleary, Liberal Democrat candidate for Lewes constituency, said:

This is a damning moment for Boris Johnson. What little credibility he had left is in tatters.

“Maria Caulfield, our local Conservative MP has again toed the party line, but cannot hide behind lame excuses any longer. We all know whilst people in our community made terrible sacrifices during lockdowns, Boris Johnson and his team were partying in Downing Street. She continuously reminds us that she spent time on a hospital ward during the lockdowns, but for many that just makes it worse that she has so little compassion and understanding now.

“I have twice written to her trying to get answers on behalf of angry constituents who have been in touch with me. She has refused to answer basic questions. Why won’t she come out and show constituents that they are more important to her than protecting her job as a minister?

It is time for Maria Caulfield to sack Boris Johnson. No more ifs or buts. Some of her most high profile Conservative colleagues have already publicly called for him to go.

“It is an insult to everyone in our area to see the local Conservative MP refusing to sack a Conservative Prime Minister who broke the law and lied about it.”

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said:

Everyone knows Boris Johnson broke the rules and lied to the country.

“It’s time Conservative MPs did their patriotic duty, listened to their constituents and stood up for decency by sacking Boris Johnson. He must go before he does our country any more harm.”

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Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Daisy Cooper MP, has also written to Blue Wall Tory MPs calling on them to sack Boris Johnson

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You can join our call to sack Boris by signing our petition here to tell Boris the party is over.


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