• Hertford & Stortford CLP

Hertford and Stortford Labour calls for a General Election Now

Hertford and Stortford Constituency Labour Party today (Tuesday 25th October) criticised Conservative Chaos in Westminster and repeated their call for a General Election following the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister by Conservative MPs.

Josh Dean, Hertford and Stortford Labour Party’s Parliamentary Spokesperson, said, “The Conservative Chaos that has gripped Westminster in recent months has driven our economy into the ground. While residents in Hertford and Stortford face rising mortgages and high prices, a dangerously incompetent Conservative Party has been more focused on internal divisions than tackling the issues the country faces.”

“Hertford and Stortford’s Conservative MP has been complicit in this chaos. Julie Marson is disconnected from our community - while the Tories tanked the economy and mortgages for our residents climbed, she remained almost invisible. Fresh from voting against Labour’s ban on fracking, she announced that she was backing Rishi Sunak for the Tory Leadership on social media without consulting residents in any form or submitting herself to any kind of scrutiny.”

“Nobody in Hertford and Stortford voted for Rishi Sunak to be Prime Minister. As Chancellor, he failed to grow the economy, failed to get a grip on inflation, and failed to help families through the Tory cost of living crisis. Our second unelected Prime Minister in just a few months, he has been crowned as leader of a divided Conservative Party without a single member of the public voting for him. He has no mandate to govern.“

“Residents in Hertford and Stortford deserve an MP and a government that understands the issues faced by those in our community. A Labour MP for Hertford and Stortford will focus on the issues that matter to our community and a Labour Government will bring an end to Conservative chaos by securing our energy supply, bringing bills down and providing the certainty and stability that our economy needs.”

“That is why we need a General Election so that residents can have their say on the future of our constituency and the future of Britain - and a chance for a fresh start with Labour.”