Following the selection of the new Prime Minister by Conservative Members of Parliament, Chris Elmore – MP for Ogmore – has said the “UK Tory Government has become a revolving door of tired faces” following the appointment of a new Cabinet.
The resignation of Liz Truss MP after 44 days as Prime Minister created the need for the Conservative Party to once again turn inwards and select a new leader, and by extension Prime Minister. 357 Conservative MPs were the electorate for this process. It was planned to then go the Tory membership, but ultimately all candidates dropped out of the contest except Rishi Sunak MP.
Rishi Sunak, Member of Parliament for Richmond, Yorkshire, was Chancellor of the Exchequer under Boris Johnson MP until he resigned in July of this year. He is the first British-Asian to become Prime Minister and has only been an MP since 2015.
The new Prime Minister went about appointing a Cabinet following the request by His Majesty the King to form a government. This saw Dominic Raab MP return as Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister; Simon Hart MP return to Cabinet as Chief Whip; Suella Braverman MP returning as Home Secretary just six days after resigning for breaching security protocols and Michael Gove MP returning as Levelling Up Secretary just 44 days after leaving the post.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“I know we are approaching Christmas but to see the ghosts of Christmas past returning to Cabinet so quickly is astounding. The UK Tory Government has become a revolving door of tired faces.
Dominic Raab, for example, oversaw waiting times for court cases in the Ministry of Justice rocket to a ridiculous 426 days in some courts. But worst of all is Suella Braverman returning as Home Secretary just six days after the sack for breaching security protocols. The UK Tory Government were even leaking that her nickname was ‘leaky Sue’. This is not someone fit to return to one of the most important offices of state.
What’s become clear is that the Tory Party may try to change the face at the top, but their values remain the same. Integrity: gone. Transparency: gone. Sound handling of our nation’s finances: gone. The British people have been locked out of our democracy. It’s time to put the Tories to the test in a General Election.”