Jardine backs no-confidence vote in Rishi Sunak

9 May 2023

The Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion of no confidence in the Government as Parliament returns for the first time since the May 2023 Local Election results.

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine is backing the motion. If given time for debate in Parliament the motion could force a general election if it is passed by the House of Commons.

Christine is challenging the Government to allow MPs to debate the motion as soon as possible, arguing that last week’s local elections demonstrated that “the public clearly has no confidence in Rishi Sunak’s out-of-touch Conservative Government”.

The Conservatives lost over 1,000 seats across England, while the Liberal Democrats gained over 400 including taking control of former true blue areas such as Windsor and Maidenhead, Stratford-on-Avon and Surrey Heath. 

Christine said: “Time’s up for Rishi Sunak and his out-of-touch Conservative Government.

“The local elections in England showed that the public clearly has no confidence in Sunak or the Conservatives, so it’s time for a general election now. Let the whole country have its say.

“People sent a message by voting Liberal Democrat at these elections, they believe in our fair deal and are fed up with this Government.”

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