• Hertford & Stortford CLP

Hertford and Stortford Labour Party Call On Julie Marson MP to Resign from the Government

After all the sleaze, the scandal, and the failures of judgement, these resignations make it clear that this Tory Government is now collapsing.


Boris Johnson’s time as Prime Minister is clearly coming to an end. He is now entirely focused on self-preservation, to the detriment of the British people and with no thought whatsoever for the continued damage he is doing to our politics. He must now resign.


However, replacing Boris Johnson will not fix the rot that has been growing at the heart of the Conservative Party. Conservative MPs have known who this Prime Minister is from the beginning, and they have been his cheerleaders every step of the way: backing him when he broke the law, backing him when he repeatedly lied and backing him when he mocked the sacrifices of the British people. They have been complicit as Boris Johnson has disgraced his office and let our country down.


Last night, Hertford and Stortford Labour Party called on Julie Marson MP to follow other Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS) and resign from the Government. This was a final opportunity for her to stand up for her constituents, and for decency and integrity in politics, but she has failed to take it. Instead, Julie Marson has chosen to continue to provide cover for a Prime Minister mired in scandal, making her complicit in his actions. It will not wash with residents in Hertford and Stortford and we stand ready to challenge her record whenever the next General Election comes.


As the British people face the biggest cost of living crisis in a generation, the Prime Minister’s authority is diminished, and the Conservative Party is hopelessly distracted by toxic internal divisions and totally unable to offer new ideas. In stark contrast, Keir Starmer is a Prime Minister in waiting and the Labour Party has offered a comprehensive plan to tackle the cost of living crisis, grow Britain’s economy and chart the way forward.


It is now clear that the only way the country can get the fresh start it deserves is by getting rid of this Tory government.