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‘Britain deserves better than this’: north west London MPs react to Liz Truss’ resignation

MPs across north west London have expressed their views on Liz Truss’ resignation yesterday.

After 45 days of severe economic turmoil, U-turns, and the failure to outlive an iceberg lettuce, Truss made history as the shortest-serving UK prime minister. 

A new Tory leadership election is set to be completed within the next week, but how are London’s north west MPs reacting to Truss’ resignation? 

While Labour MPs have united, speaking with a clear voice calling loudly for a general election, Conservative MPs have remained conspicuously silent. 

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central said: “For the sake of our country we need a #GeneralElectionNow!

“We are not pawns in the Tory soap opera of a chess game.”

Likewise, Labour’s Shadow Minister for International Trade and MP for Harrow West said: “We cannot afford the Conservatives’ chaos any longer. 

“Britain deserves better than this. 

“It’s time for a Labour government that will put this country first!”

Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, John McDonnell, went a step further. 

In a recent tweet, he called the Tory Party’s decision to elect the future prime minister from only a few hundred party members undemocratic. 

While Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, kept his comment on the matter short and sweet. 

With just three words, he said: “She is gone.” 

With north west London Labour MPs being very clear on their feelings on Truss’ resignation and another Tory election race, on the other side, Conservative MPs for north west London have been less vocal. 

Bob Blackman, Conservative MP for Harrow East has been tweeting, but not about his prime minister’s resignation. 

The most notable silence has been from the former prime minister, Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

With 37 backers but no official statement, Boris could be planning to re-run for office, but we’ll have to wait until he returns from his holiday to find out. 

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