Whilst our Prime Minister this morning announced that he is attempting to cancel Parliament (or ‘prorogue’ it) from mid-September in order to block MPs being able to hold the government to account over Brexit, we are left wondering, where our MP, Stephen McPartland is.
Given the historical significance of such an act, you may have expected Mr McPartland to make some form of announcement, and in doing so, call out this undemocratic act of shutting down the House of Commons – given this is where he is supposed to represent the people of Stevenage and its villages. There is (unsurprisingly) no mention of this on any of his social media channels.
It has become clear that MPs like Stephen have no respect for Parliament, and do not deserve to represent us in it. In times of crisis such as this, refusing to speak out against Boris Johnson’s coup makes him politically complicit in it.
Stevenage Labour Party calls on members of parliament to condemn Boris Johnson’s undemocratic coup and join MPs (such as Clive Lewis) in occupying parliament, everyone who is able to join this evening’s demonstration (from 5.30pm, College Green), and supports wider calls for mass strikes and rallies across the UK in order to stop parliament being shut down. Democracy is at risk unless we fight to defend it.
Jill Borcherds, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Stevenage, said today,”This is horrific news and goes against the very meaning of our parliamentary democracy. Many are saying it will bring this Conservative government down. When that happens I am ready and waiting to be an MP truly representing Stevenage in a Labour Government”.