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‘This isn’t a game’: north east London MPs react to Liz Truss’ resignation 

MPs across north east London have reacted to Liz Truss’ resignation yesterday, just a few weeks after she was elected Tory leader – set to be the shortest premiership in British history.  

There will now be a week of campaigning before the next PM is chosen by the parliamentary party and the Conservative membership.

The current front runners include Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt.

The Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, and former Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott labelled Truss as humiliated. 

Abbott said: “It is an affront to democracy for there to be yet another unelected Tory PM imposed on the people of this country.”

Labour MP for Barking, Margaret Hodge, expressed her distain for what will be a second Conservative leadership contest in as many months. 

The Labour MP for East Ham in Newham, Stephen Timms, re-shared the Labour Party’s tweet calling for a general election. 

In the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, both Labour MPs have expressed disdain for the tumultuous months of Conservative in-fighting. 

Poplar and Limehouse MP, Apsana Begum, echoed her leader’s calls for a general election amidst the series of damaging u-turns on manifesto pledges.

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushanara Ali, stated that if the government were any other organisation it would be in special measures. 

Ali also retweeted her Labour colleague, MP Chris Bryant, who simply stated ‘this is not a game.’

Labour MP for Ilford South, Sam Tarry, stated that Truss’ successor will not have a democratic mandate and has joined the Labour leader’s calls for an immediate snap general election. 

Tarry said: “Whoever succeeds her has no mandate to govern; they have demolished our economy and worsened the lives of millions.”

The Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, expressed her distain for the ‘bring back Boris’ campaign by some Conservative MPs. 

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