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East Surrey’s Lib Dems have today called on Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report is published and the Partygate scandal comes to a head.

The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of “failing the country” and added that while thousands in East Surrey made sacrifices, Boris Johnson’s Number 10 partied.

The Liberal Democrats have also branded Conservative MPs supporting Boris Johnson as “insulting local people’s sacrifices.”

Tandridge Liberal Democrats have today slammed Claire Coutinho for voting against an emergency tax cut in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

It comes as over 300 Conservative MPs voted against the measures put forward by the Liberal Democrats to cut VAT from 20% to 17.5%.

Surrey’s police and crime commissioner is hiring a new communications officer at the same time as the cash-strapped Surrey Police is losing 22 PCSOs, because “residents don’t know what the police and crime commissioner does”. Surrey’s Conservative PCC Lisa Townsend, who was elected last May and sets the budget for Surrey Police as well as her own office, is increasing her office's operational budget this year by 30 per cent, from £1.12m to £1.45m.

East Surrey’s Liberal Democrats have called on local Conservative MP Claire Coutinho to sack Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak following the revelation that both are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10. Especially after her effusive praise of Sunak in this month's Tandridge Independent.

The Liberal Democrats are also calling for Parliament to be recalled immediately so MPs can hold a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, following the revelation that both he and Rishi Sunak are to be fined over lockdown-breaking parties at Number 10.

Following votes in the House of Lords to restore amendments protecting the right to protest, that were overturned by the Government in the Commons last month, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said:

“Today the Liberal Democrats have struck another blow against the Conservatives’ anti-democratic attempts to silence any opposition and trample people’s fundamental rights.

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