Cheadle Liberal Democrats have called on Mary Robinson and all Greater Manchester Conservative MPs to resign their Conservative Party whip and no longer vote in favour of the Government.
The calls follow Boris Johnson winning a no-confidence vote amongst his Conservative MPs. Johnson survived the vote 211-148 in favour.
More than 200 Conservative MPs voted in favour of keeping Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, meaning he will be safe in his position despite breaking the law and lying about it to the British people.
The Liberal Democrats will accuse Conservative MPs of propping up Boris Johnson as Prime Minister by not resigning their party’s whip and sitting as an Independent MP.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Cheadle, Tom Morrison said:
“The local Conservative MP must do the decent thing and resign the party whip. Her silence during this vote of no confidence was deafening and made many people wonder where her loyalties lay.
“While people across Cheadle obeyed the law and stuck by the rules during the COVID crisis, Boris Johnson broke the law and disregarded the rules. Mary Robinson must do the decent thing and stop propping up this failed Government. Cheadle deserves better.
“Britain needs new leadership which cares about integrity and that will devote all its time to solving a cost of living crisis and spiralling NHS waiting times. It is clear from this week that Boris Johnson cannot achieve that.
“At the next election in Cheadle it will be a choice between four more years of Boris Johnson and a Liberal Democrat MP who will stand up for local people.”