UK Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer has called for an early general election on Sunday following former prime minister Boris Johnson’s resignation from parliament, further widening divisions within the Conservative Party.
“This travesty must end. Citizens have had enough of a Conservative government,” Keir Starmer wrote on Twitter.
The leader of the government, Rishi Sunak, who took office in October, said the opposition leader “must call an election and let the people express themselves about 13 years of action by the conservatives.”
The Liberal Democrats also called for an early election. “It’s time for citizens to have a say in this chaotic Conservative government,” said party deputy leader Daisy Cooper.
Boris Johnson, who resigned from Downing Street in July after a series of scandals, announced his resignation as MP on Friday.
Two more MPs among his close allies resigned from Parliament on Friday and Saturday.
In a lengthy statement, he accused the committee responsible for the parliamentary inquiry into “Particate”, parties held in Downing Street in breach of restrictions linked to Covid-19, of wanting to expel him from Parliament. He claimed to be the victim of a “witch hunt” and crushed his successor Rishi Sunak.
Britain’s energy minister, the conservative Grand Shoppe, called on Sunday to allow the commission of inquiry to “do its job” and suggested the world had “turned the corner” on Johnson’s leadership. Transportation, between 2019 and 2022.
“He has removed himself from the current political scene by resigning as an MP. Now we have great leadership in No 10 (Downing Street, the seat of government) with Rishi Sunak,” Shapps told Sky News.
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