Boris Johnson: Sheffield Tory MP Miriam Cates still backing Prime Minister – as city Labour duo call for him to go
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Referring to the decision yesterday of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and health minister Sajid Javid to resign, Ms Cates said that if they had not been replaced by credible colleagues the Prime Minister would have had to resign.
She added: “But as you see these resignations are happening all the time, I do accept that it doesn’t look good.
“But I think we should be asking some bigger questions about democracy, about whether it’s right to get rid of somebody with such a strong mandate, with such a huge mandate from the electorate just two-and-a-half years ago.”
She also claimed that people knew what type of person Johnson was when they voted for him.
“Those who have finally decided they can no longer prop up a disgraceful and incompetent Prime Minister have been complicit in his contempt for the British people.
“They have stood by him for months as he’s lied to the country and let us down, time and time again. Boris Johnson must resign, but a change of leader’s not enough.
“The need for a Labour Government focused on cutting the cost of living and delivering change couldn’t be greater.”
Reprinting Labour leader Keir Starmer’s calls for Boris Johnson to go and a change of Government, Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts said on his Facebook page: “Too little too late for a Government swallowed up by sleaze, scandal and incompetence.
“We’ll give them all the boot at the next General Election.”
Sheffield-born Tory MP Dehenna Davison, who represents Bishops Auckland, restated her lack of confidence in Johnson and is demanding another vote of no confidence for backbench MPs.
North East Derbyshire Tory MP Lee Rowley resigned as Minister for Industry.
The Department for Education, which has offices in Sheffield, was down to one minister after Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Alex Burghart quit.