Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has supported a Labour Party motion referring the Prime Minister to the Independent Privileges Committee to investigate him for lying to Parliament. This follows the Metropolitan Police determining that the Prime Minister broke the law.
In its motion, Labour maintained that the Prime Minister’s words “appear to amount to misleading the House”, saying the Privileges Committee should consider whether this amounts to “contempt for the House” once the investigation by the police has concluded. This is effectively parliamentary language stating that the Prime Minister has lied and should be held to account for his actions.
The motion wasn’t put to a vote following a U-turn from the UK Tory Government on dividing on the issue.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“We are living in dark times. The Prime Minister has gained the dishonour of being the first person to sit in that office to have broken the law. When we all followed the lockdown rules he was partying it up with the Chancellor. This disrespectful and shameful action has left people in Ogmore are understandably angry and disgusted.
Time and again they show the UK Tory Government think it’s one rule for us, and another for them. They have shown complete contempt for the British public, and should not be allowed to get away with this flagrant disregard for the rules. That’s why I supported a motion to start the process of censuring the Prime Minister for his lies and dishonesty.
The British public deserve so much better from a Prime Minister. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak must resign, otherwise the people’s trust in Parliament could be damaged beyond repair.”