Sir John Redwood must sack law-breaking Boris Johnson, says Lib Dem candidate in Wokingham
The MP for WOKINGHAM is set to call for Boris Johnson’s resignation after it was announced he was fined for attending a party when covid rules prevented him from doing so.
Police issued fixed fine notices to the Prime Minister, his wife and Chancellor Rishi Sunak, for a rally in June 2020.
Now Wokingham’s parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Democrats, Clive Jones, has called on the incumbent, Coversative Sir John Redwood, to take action.
The party also wants Parliament to be recalled so that a vote of no confidence can take place.
“The Conservative MP from our region can no longer hide behind lame excuses. It’s time for Sir John Redwood to sack Boris Johnson. No more ifs or buts,” Cllr Jones said.
“As the people of Wokingham made heartbreaking sacrifices during the lockdowns, Boris Johnson and his team celebrated in Downing Street.
“We all have painful memories of this lockdown, of not being able to see dying relatives, of being separated for months from friends and family.
“How on earth can Tory MPs continue to support a prime minister and chancellor who are breaking the law?
“Our country needs leadership right now, not a government in chaos.”
Sir John did not issue a public statement on the current fines, but had previously expressed his view that the country faced more pressing issues.
He told Talk Radio in January: ‘My advice to the Prime Minister is to focus on making things better for the British public. I’m less worried about Partygate.
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But Tory MP Sir John Redwood said: “My advice to the Prime Minister is to focus on making things better for the British public. I’m less concerned about Partygate.”@JuliaHB1 | @johnredwood pic.twitter.com/dZf4dsZsg7
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) January 17, 2022
And he wrote on his blog: ‘Sorting the question of what senior civil servants and perhaps some ministers and the prime minister did during lockdown is less important than making sure they are governing well today, although this one reflects on the central problem of when does government as a whole bow to the will of the people who pay it?
“People would be less angry with the arrangements of the office if they got what they voted for.
“The government needs to reset, show that ministers are in the driver’s seat and demonstrate that they can work productively with civil servants to deliver on their promises.”
Reading East MP Matt Rodda is also calling for the Prime Minister’s resignation.
“Across Reading, Woodley and Earley, families have made tremendous sacrifices to keep their families, our neighbors and our communities safe,” he tweeted.
“While we were all following the rules, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor were breaking the law and attending parties.
“They should both resign.”
Across Reading, Woodley and Earley, families have made tremendous sacrifices to keep their families, our neighbors and our communities safe.
While we were all following the rules, the Prime Minister and Chancellor were breaking the law and attending parties.
They should both resign. https://t.co/OqtoDvyJ0D
— Matt Rodda (@MattRodda) April 12, 2022
Cllr Jones’ view was echoed by his national party leader, Ed Davey.
In a statement, he said: “The country cannot have criminals and liars leading our government, especially in times of national and international crisis.
“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak took the country’s sacrifices for granted as they broke the law to party in Downing Street. They are unfit for office. If they had an ounce of decency, they would resign.
“Parliament must be recalled immediately so 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.