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James Grundy must back calls for Cummings to go, and put fight against coronavirus first

May 25, 2020 1:18 PM
By Danny Simm

James Grundy must back calls for Dominic Cummings to go, and put fight against coronavirus first

The Liberal Democrats have written to James Grundy urging him to "end the distractions" and support calls for scandal-hit Dominic Cummings to go, so the country can focus on the coronavirus emergency.

In the letter, Liberal Democrat spokesperson Sharron Honey for Leigh urges all Conservative MPs to "put the interests of your constituents first, end the distractions and join the growing number of Conservative MPs who are calling for Dominic Cummings to go."

The call comes alongside Liberal Democrat demands for an independent inquiry into the Government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, while several Conservative MPs have also broken cover to call for Dominic Cummings to quit, amid claims he broke coronavirus lockdown rules twice.

Liberal Democrat spokesperson Sharron Honey for Leigh said:

"People right across Leigh have made incredible sacrifices to stop the coronavirus. Even if the Prime Minister keeps his blinkers on, James Grundy cannot be oblivious to how angry people are with this scandal.

"Each minute this scandal is allowed to drag on is another minute the Government is distracted from upscaling Britain's testing capacity, securing PPE for frontline workers and preventing the tragic deaths in our care homes.

"James Grundy must stop defending the indefensible and put the health, wellbeing and economy of our country before efforts to save the Prime Minister's adviser."

Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey added:

"By failing to act, the Prime Minister undermines his own authority to lead the country through this appalling crisis, bringing his own judgement into question.

"The Prime Minister must come clean about what he knows and terminate Dominic Cummings' contract. It is now clearer than ever that, once we are through this crisis, there must also be an independent inquiry to review the Government's actions."