Lawmaker defects to opposition in UK – Daily Liberal

Posted: January 19, 2022 at 11:05 am

An MP has quit Boris Johnson's Conservative Party to defect to the opposition, calling the British prime minister's behaviour "disgraceful" as he faces a growing rebellion from in his own ranks against his premiership. Christian Wakeford, who represents the Bury South constituency in northern England, said Johnson's policies were doing nothing to help the people he represents and that he was joining the opposition Labour Party. "My decision is about much more than your leadership and the disgraceful way you have conducted yourself in recent weeks," Wakeford said, a reference to a growing scandal over reports of parties being held at Downing Street during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. "I can no longer support a government that has shown itself consistently out of touch with the hard working people of Bury South and the country as a whole," Wakeford added. Wakeford said the country needs a government that "upholds the highest standards of integrity and probity" but told Johnson "both you and the Conservative Party as a whole have shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves". Australian Associated Press

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January 19 2022 - 11:22PM

An MP has quit Boris Johnson's Conservative Party to defect to the opposition, calling the British prime minister's behaviour "disgraceful" as he faces a growing rebellion from in his own ranks against his premiership.

Christian Wakeford, who represents the Bury South constituency in northern England, said Johnson's policies were doing nothing to help the people he represents and that he was joining the opposition Labour Party.

"My decision is about much more than your leadership and the disgraceful way you have conducted yourself in recent weeks," Wakeford said, a reference to a growing scandal over reports of parties being held at Downing Street during COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020.

"I can no longer support a government that has shown itself consistently out of touch with the hard working people of Bury South and the country as a whole," Wakeford added.

Wakeford said the country needs a government that "upholds the highest standards of integrity and probity" but told Johnson "both you and the Conservative Party as a whole have shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves".

Australian Associated Press

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