The Buckinghamshire South Liberal Democrats have condemned Joy Morrissey’s vote against the Privileges Committee findings. The vote on Monday was about a fundamental tenet of democracy, namely that politicians addressing the House must tell the truth. Boris Johnson flouted this rule by repeatedly lying to the House. He then compounded his actions by lying to the committee set up to investigate him. If our MP believed in integrity and accountability, she would have done the right thing and voted with the rest of the democratically elected House. Instead, she chose not to, voted to defend Boris and claims the report does not show he lied to Parliament.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Anna Crabtree said: “Monday’s vote was about trust. It was about people being able to trust that politicians will tell the truth. If Joy Morrissey defends those who lie in Parliament, how can we trust her? Instead of standing up for bullies and liars, Joy should be standing up for the people of Beaconsfield. They deserve an MP they can trust; they deserve better than Joy.”