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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

"Sutton's Tory MPs must call for Cummings to go" say the borough's Lib Dem councillors.

Sutton's Lib Dem councillors have sent an open letter to the borough's two Conservative MPs, Paul Scully and Elliot Colburn regarding the PM's adviser Dominic Cummings.

Over 20 Tory MPs nationwide have so far called for Mr Cummings to resign following yesterday's news conference at Downing Street surrounding his trip to Durham.

The Lib Dems claim both Paul Scully and Elliot Colburn have "refused" to support the calls; we've asked them both for a statement.

The Lib Dems' letter reads:

"Dear Paul Scully & Elliot Colburn,

Residents across Sutton have made incredible sacrifices to slow coronavirus spreading. We hope you will empathise with how angry people are about reports that the Prime Minister’s Senior Adviser, Dominic Cummings, has willfully disregarded the lockdown rules that many Sutton residents have obeyed.

It cannot be one rule for those in government, and one rule for everyone else.

Given the national crisis, every minute Boris Johnson allows this scandal to drag on is another minute the Conservatives are unable to give people clear, honest answers about why testing capacity is so low, why there is a lack of protective equipment for frontline workers, and why so many people are dying in care homes.

We therefore urge you to put the interests of Sutton residents first, end the distractions and join the growing number of Conservative MPs who are calling for Dominic Cummings to go.

We look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely,

Sutton Council Lib Dem Group."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:01 pm  

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