Angela Rayner, 41, took the opportunity while appearing on last night’s Peston programme to call for a General Election amid the ongoing difficulties Boris Johnson is facing following the ‘Partygate’ scandal. The Deputy Labour Leader claimed a by-election would not be sufficient and called for a General Election to test the Prime Minister’s majority.
Presenter Robert Peston, 61, who is the political editor of ITV News, asked Ms Rayner if there should be a by-election in Bury South.
To which she replied: “There are a lot of people in a lot of these constituencies and a lot of the public who voted Conservative that feel very let down.
“One by-election is not going to change the Government because it is one and they have the majority.
“Let’s have a General Election and see if we can test the majority.”
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“‘What type of coffee do I not want?’”
Domina wrote: “Personally I wouldn’t mind a by-election although one isn’t required.
“I suspect he might actually win the damn thing, but it’s hardly needed.”
However, Dean replied, writing to his nearly five thousand followers: “How about a General Election so we can see what the Will of The People is?”
Many agreed with the notion.
Twitter user ajEdenvalley wrote to their four thousand followers: “Good idea.”
While Niki wrote: “Hear hear”
Meanwhile Rob dismissed the idea: “Once BoJo does go, Labour will just bore everyone senseless for 2 years demanding a general election. Without any policies. What a fun 2 years we all have to endure.”
The Deputy Labour Leader’s comments come as the Prime Minister is facing a wave of calls to step down amid the ‘Partygate’ scandal which started when it was revealed Mr Johnson broke Covid rules in a series of alleged parties in Downing Street.
Tim Loughton, Andrew Bridgen, William Wragg, Douglas Ross, Caroline Nokes and Sir Roger Gale are among Tory MPs who have publicly called on the PM to resign.