Waverley’s leader Paul Follows has congratulated Liz Truss on becoming Prime Minister saying:
“Congratulations to Ms Truss, certainly no surprises.We have endured weeks of practically no government whatsoever and a seemingly never-ending bitter Tory leadership race characterised by a race to the bottom on taxes, the environment and culture.A race where two individuals battle to demonstrate who could mot ignore the problems the country is facing (the cost of living and energy crisis.I won’t be the only on who is glad it’s over. I also won’t be the only one to expect them to do something.”
I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high. They’re fiddling (in all senses) whilst the nation burns.
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Nick Palmer, chair of the SW Surrey Labour branch and himself a former Labour MP, said:
Ms Truss’s election marks a further shift to the right in the Conservative Party.“They have organised a seemingly interminable internal election campaign while the country slid towards economic disaster – both nationally and for many individuals. It is very telling that she shrugged off the fact that her planned tax cuts will benefit the very wealthy most and described that as ‘fair.’I see that the editor of the Spectator reported that 80 per cent of Conservatives in the South voted against her, outweighed by the more zealous Brexiteers further north.If she can’t even carry the support of her own members in our area, what sort of mandate is that?We hope our residents will join us in working for a sensible Labour Government with a total focus on the economic crisis and the soaring cost of living.”
In the absence of any comments from SW Surrey Mp Jeremy Hunt, we will add this old Tweet.
As for Guildford MP Angela Richardson. She is doing what she always does. Posts up pictures of herself. regardless of who becomes PM?
No change there then.