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North West Hants Lib Dems call on Kit Malthouse to turn on Boris Johnson



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The North West Hampshire Liberal Democrats have called on local Conservative MP Kit Malthouse to turn on Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister survived a no confidence vote on Monday night.

Mr Malthouse, the crime and policing minister, was one of 211 Tory MPs who gave their backing to the Prime Minister.

In total 148 Conservatives, or 41 per cent, meanwhile said they had no confidence in Mr Johnson to continue after a number of scandals, including being found to have broken lockdown laws.

Mr Malthouse with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57191792)
Mr Malthouse with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57191792)

Luigi Gregori, the Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for North West Hants, said: “It was time Kit Malthouse finally did his patriotic duty and sacked Boris Johnson.

“When so many people in North West Hants are suffering from spiralling bills and a cost of living emergency, we cannot have a Prime Minister just focused on saving his own skin.

“The Conservative party is wasting precious time with these internal squabbles. We need an emergency tax cut, not a Westminster soap opera.”

Luigi Gregori stood for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 General Election (57191981)
Luigi Gregori stood for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 General Election (57191981)

Mr Gregori stood as the Lib Dem candidate in the North West Hampshire constituency in the 2019 General Election, securing 17.5 per cent of the vote.

He added: “By supporting a law-breaking and lying Prime Minister, they are insulting people in our area who made heart breaking sacrifices during the pandemic.”

Mr Malthouse has been approached for comment.

After the result was announced, he tweeted: “Glad it’s done. Glad he won. Now back to work.”

Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sky News before the vote, he said: “He’s apologised profusely and he’s tried to change the structure in Downing Street with a new permanent secretary to bring a greater sense of rigour to the operation of that building.

“This is the man who can give momentum to the party in this post-Covid atmosphere, as he did twice in London and in 2019, to lead us to a thumping victory in December 2024.”



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