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‘A government in waiting’: south east London MPs react to Liz Truss’ resignation

MPs across south east London have shown a mixture of reactions to Liz Truss’ resignation yesterday. 

Truss announced her resignation only 45 days into her premiership, crowning her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. 

A leadership contest will take place within a week, with a new leader to be announced by next Friday. 

Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt are the predicted front runners. 

Labour are overwhelmingly calling for a general election whilst Conservative MPs are remaining tight-lipped.  

Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolich and Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, Matthew Pennycook, joined those calling for a general election, posting a Labour Party graphic that states ‘Britain can’t afford the Tories any longer’.

This was echoed by Shadow Minister Vicky Foxcroft, Labour MP for Lewisham Deptford, who retweeted the Labour Party’s tweet calling for a general election.

Janet Daby, Labour and Co-op MP for Lewisham East, joined those calling for a general election, showing her support on Twitter.

Featured image credit: UK Government via Flickr under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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