Hinckley and Bosworth’s MP issues statement after Prime Minister Liz Truss makes resignation announcement

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 October 2022

HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s Tory MP, Dr. Luke Evans, has revealed he believes Prime Minister Liz Truss announcing her resignation was “the right thing for her to have done”.

Hinckley and Bosworth’s Tory MP, Dr. Luke Evans (Image: UK Parliament) / Inset (Image: UK Parliament)

It comes after the Prime Minister, Liz Truss, announced her resignation in a speech made outside Number 10 yesterday lunch time (Thursday, 20 October), just 44 days after she was elected, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in history.

In the speech, she stressed: “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative party.”

Ms. Truss further confirmed in the speech that a leadership election is to be held and completed over the course of the next week.

Before announcing her resignation, Tory PM and statesman, George Canning, who lived in Hinckley and Burbage, was the previous shortest-serving prime minister. He served for just 119 days – less than four months in total – until his death on 8 August 1827.

Dr. Luke revealed his thoughts on the Prime Minister stepping down in a newly-issued statement on his website penned the same day (Thursday, 20 October).

He issued a short – yet simple – 74-word statement, and encouraged his constituents to email him with their thoughts on who the next Tory Party Leader should be.

He said: “As you will have seen, the Prime Minister has resigned. I believe, under the circumstances, that this is the right thing for her to have done.

“I will continue to work alongside colleagues for the benefit of Bosworth and our nation. As in the last leadership election, I will keep you updated as things unfold.

“If you have any thoughts as to who should be the next leader of the Conservative Party please email me, via luke.evans.mp@parliament.uk.”

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