Priti Patel Says There Will Not Be Any Extra Resignations After By-Election Wipe Out

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Priti Patel Says There Will Not Be Any Extra Resignations After By-Election Wipe Out
Priti Patel Says There Will Not Be Any Extra Resignations After By-Election Wipe Out

Priti Patel mentioned she doesn’t anticipate extra resignations after Oliver Dowden resigns as Conservative Celebration chairperson after the by-election ends.

The Residence Secretary mentioned Boris Johnson had informed her the federal government was “up to work” after they misplaced Tiverton, Honiton and Wakefield.

She additionally mentioned she didn’t imagine any of the highest Conservatives would resign, after Dowden’s dramatic resignation at 5.30am on Friday.

Dowden stop saying that he and Tory supporters had been “sad and disappointed by recent events”, telling Johnson that “someone must take responsibility”.

When requested if she expects extra quits, Patel informed LBC: “I’m not doing it because, like I said, let’s judge it hard and judge we’re making choices and decisions and we’re working day and night I can give you that assurance.”

“I know this from my colleagues and from my work day and night focusing on these big issues whether it’s to reduce crime, make our streets safer, fund the NHS, meet these big challenges, that international leadership.”

Requested what Johnson had informed her after the outcomes, she added: “The truth of the matter is we’re doing the job.”

Urging what the Prime Minister had mentioned, she mentioned: “Yes, that’s exactly, sure, we keep working, growing our economy and tackling the cost of living… and providing the leadership we need in difficult times.”

“We’re doing it collectively, and we’re really working as one government working together.”

Patel was amongst numerous ministers who took to the airwaves this morning after Dowden pulled out of the media tour.

Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Minister of State for Justice Dominic Raab.
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Minister of State for Justice Dominic Raab.

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Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab described the Conservative Celebration’s losses within the by-election as the results of a “perfect storm”.

BBC Radio 4’s As we speak programme: “My view is that the by-elections, both, were the result of a perfect storm of very difficult domestic scenarios, given the positions of the previously seated Conservative MPs, as well as the Nationals. Headwinds, first and foremost It’s all, inevitably, for mid-range government, but also, frankly, the distractions we’ve had.

“I feel the Prime Minister put it very nicely: We have to pay attention very fastidiously, and we have now to take these notes.

“I suspect [with] Tiverton, the most striking thing is how many of our fans didn’t get out. We need to spend the next two years focused relentlessly on delivering our plan, without those distractions and with a real calm focus on delivery.”

The prime minister, who is on a visit to Rwanda, is under heavy pressure this morning with Conservative MPs worried about losing their seats, and senior conservatives warning he must go or they will lose the upcoming election.

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