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Boris Johnson delivered a fresh body blow as a Conservative MP defects to Labour

by LLB political Reporter
19th Jan 22 11:55 am

The Conservative MP Christian Wakeford who holds the seat of Bury South has quit the Tory Party and has defected to the Labour Party.

Wakeford revealed on Tuesday that he had sent a letter of no confidence to the Prime Minister and that there is more to come.

In a statement, the Labour leader said, “I would like to welcome Christian Wakeford to the Labour Party. He has always put the people of Bury South first.

“As Christian said, the policies of the Conservative government are doing nothing to help the people of Bury South and indeed are only making the struggles they face on a daily basis worse.

“People across Britain faces a cost of living crisis but this incompetent Tory government is asleep at the wheel, distracted by a chaos of its own making. Meanwhile families, businesses and pensioners are suffering from the Conservative failure to tackle rising food, fuel and energy prices.

“Labour are the only ones who have put forward a plan to help people through the Tory cost of living crisis.

“I’m determined to build a new Britain which guarantees security, prosperity and respect for all and I’m delighted that Christian has decided to join us in this endeavour.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said, “I would like to welcome Christian Wakeford to the Labour Party. He has always put the people of Bury South first.”

He added: “People across Britain face a cost-of-living crisis but this incompetent Tory government is asleep at the wheel, distracted by a chaos of its own making.

“Meanwhile families, businesses and pensioners are suffering from the Conservative failure to tackle rising food, fuel and energy prices.”

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