Hinckley councillor urges Bosworth MP to join other Tory MPs in calling on Boris Johnson to resign as Prime Minister

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 13 January 2022

A SENIOR Leicestershire Lib Dem from Hinckley has written to Bosworth’s Tory MP, Dr. Luke Evans, urging him to join calls from within the Conservative Party to have Boris Johnson resign as Prime Minister.

Main image (Image: Michael Mullaney) / Dr. Luke Evans (Image: Mirror) / Boris Johnson (Image: Parliament UK)

Coun. Michael Mullaney, who serves as Leader of the Opposition for Leicestershire County Council, has today said that ‘the time has come’ for Tory MPs to decide if they will still back Boris Johnson – who he has branded a “failing” Prime Minister, or see if they will demand him to resign, following lockdown rules being broken.

Coun. Mullaney has asked the Bosworth MP to add his name to the list of Tory MPs urging Boris Johnson to resign, after recent evidence emerged showing that Johnson attended garden parties in mid-2020, whilst the rest of the country was in lockdown.

The De Montfort Ward councillor further said that Dr. Evans has many times put ‘Boris before Bosworth’ – and expressed that Evans needs to show borough residents if he is backing the Prime Minister now, or not.

In a statement issued to the Hinckley Free Press, Coun. Mullaney, said: “Dr. Evans was keen to be pictured on social media campaigning in Burbage last weekend.

“While he is out on doorsteps he needs to explain to local residents if he backs the prime minister or not and if he will be sending in a letter calling for a leadership election.

“He can also explain why on issue after issue he has put Boris before Bosworth letting many local people down on matters such as planning reform, free school meals for poorer families, sleaze in Parliament, and environmental issues such as dumping sewage in our rivers and seas.”

The Free Press have obtained a copy of the letter addressed to the MP.

It mentions how many borough residents are “feeling deeply angered, disappointed and let down” by the recently-unearthed events involving the Prime Minister.

Coun. Mullaney further stated in the letter: “While people missed the chance to see loved ones, who had passed away, parties were taking place in the garden of 10 Downing Street during the height of lockdown in May 2020.”

It continues: “On this occasion, you have the chance to demonstrate political independence and call for the resignation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – a Prime Minister who has let down so many people down here in Bosworth and the rest of Britain.”

It concludes: “Already many Conservatives are calling for the Prime Minister to stand down. I am writing to you today to ask that you add your name to these calls for Boris Johnson to resign from office.”

Since the scandal came to light, Dr. Evans has not mentioned anything on social media on where he stands in regards to the ‘bring your own booze’ garden party scandal.

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