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As MPs react to Liz Truss’ resignation, Sir Keir Starmer calls for a general election.

Penny Mordaunt, leader of the House of Commons, assured her colleagues that she would “stay calm and go on” and urged them to do the same.

Sir Keir Starmer has called for quick general elections following the resignation of the prime minister, Liz Truss.

The leader of the Labour Party stated that the Conservative Party has “demonstrated it no longer has the mandate to rule” and that the British people “deserve so much more than this revolving door of turmoil.”

Sir Keir said in a statement, “The Tories cannot respond to their latest debacle by simply clicking their fingers and moving the persons at the top without the permission of the British people.”

As mps react to liz truss' resignation, sir keir starmer calls for a general election.
As mps react to liz truss' resignation, sir keir starmer calls for a general election.

They have no authority to subject the nation to yet another experiment; Britain is not their kingdom to govern as they see fit.

“The British populace deserves a voice in the nation’s future.

“They must have the opportunity to contrast the Tories’ disarray with Labour’s plans to clean up their mess, expand the economy for working people, and rebuild the nation for a fairer, greener future.

“We must have the opportunity for a new beginning. Immediate general elections are required.”

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, repeated the plea for citizens to vote.

On social media, he stated, “We don’t need another Conservative prime leader who stumbles from problem to crisis.”

Keir starmer.
As mps react to liz truss' resignation, sir keir starmer calls for a general election.

Now is the time for a general election and to remove the Conservatives from office.

As Mark Drakeford, the First Minister of Wales, stated, “A general election is now the only way to overcome this gridlock.”

Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, and Liz Saville Roberts, leader of Westminster, concurred, adding, “We need a general election immediately so that the people of Wales can reject this Westminster turmoil at the ballot box.”

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon described the proceedings in Westminster as a “complete mess.”

“There are no suitable words to convey this absolute chaos. It exceeds both hyperbole and satire, said Ms. Sturgeon.

“However, the reality is that ordinary people pay the price. The interests of the Conservative party should not concern anyone at this time.

“General elections are currently a democratic need.”

Andrew RT Davies, the head of the Conservatives in the Senedd, stated that Ms. Truss did the “right thing” by resigning.

Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, agreed that Ms. Truss had made “the correct decision.”

In a social media post, he stated, “We must now move forward swiftly, and the new leader and prime minister must restore stability for the good of the country.”

Penny Mordaunt, leader of the House of Commons, assured her colleagues that she would “stay calm and go on” and urged them to do the same.

Ms. Mordaunt, who is regarded as a potential successor to the prime minister, was asked in the chamber about Liz Truss’ resignation and the state of the government. She responded, “I am going to maintain cool and carry on, and I advise everyone else to do the same.”

This morning, Ms. Truss resigned as prime minister just 44 days after succeeding Boris Johnson.

Recognizing that she “cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected,” she continued, “I have consequently informed His Majesty the King of my resignation as leader of the Conservative Party.”

Ms. Truss will serve as prime minister until her replacement is selected.

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