Update Published 7th June 2022
In light of the Sue Gray Report, the Prime Minister’s fine and both correspondence I have received from, and conversations I have had with, residents, I joined many colleagues in reflecting our constituents’ view that a confidence vote was justified.
The result of that vote was a clear message to the Prime Minister that he needs to demonstrate a change in tone and approach in order to avoid undermining the good work that we are doing in government, and I will continue to push for a greater focus on the delivery of our commitments. We must work to restore the integrity of the Government, so that we can continue to drive our legislative agenda and to support the most vulnerable from the cost of living crisis that we face as a nation.
Original Article Published 26th May 2022
I listened to what the Prime Minister had to say at Prime Ministers Questions, his statement and the 1922 Committee yesterday following the publication of the Sue Gray report. Having reflected on what he said, and the views of constituents and my Conservative Association, it is clear that while the Government and our policies enjoy the confidence of the public, the Prime Minister does not. Accordingly, it is time for him to step down so that new leadership can take forward the important work of the Government in ensuring that our people and country prosper.