Conservative and loyal Boris Johnson stalwart Nadine Dorries announced on Sunday her resignation from the British House of Commons “with immediate effect” while simultaneously attacking Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, whom she accused of abandoning “the fundamental principles of the conservatism”.
The Treasury confirmed it had been informed of the Mid Bedfordshire MP’s decision to formally step down; Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is expected to appoint Dorries to the historic post of Steward and Usher of the Three Hundred of Chiltern next week, allowing the Tories to call a by-election.
Dorries first announced her intention to step down in June, but after being cut from Johnson’s honor roll and not winning a seat in the House of Lords, she opted to remain in the House of Commons . In recent weeks there have been growing calls for his resignation and the Liberal Democrats are expected to introduce a bill for his suspension when Parliament resumes on September 4.
The MP anticipated the move in her resignation letter to Sunak, published by the Mail on Sunday, in which she questioned what the Prime Minister had achieved over the past year. She said the country was reduced to being run by a “zombie parliament” unable to achieve anything meaningful.
The former minister accused Sunak of abandoning deprived communities and failing to protect UK-based businesses, while flashing a “sparkling smile in your Prada shoes and your Savile Row suit”.
She also attacked Sunak for letting bills such as the Mental Health Act and BBC funding reform lapse, and for straying from the country’s commitments to “net zero, well-being”. being animal and “net zero, animal welfare and green issues”. relevant to the planet and voters under 40.
Dorries accused Sunak of being allied with a small cabal at the center of the Conservative Party that had worked to bring down Johnson and his successor, Liz Truss, and further accused him of ‘diminishing his office’ by personally orchestrating attacks on her, which demonstrated “the pitifully low level [his] The government came down to.
She added that her determination to “put your personal ambition ahead of the stability of the country and our economy” favored Labor leader Keir Starmer and ultimately “left some 200 or more of my fellow MPs facing an electoral tsunami and loss of their seats. livelihoods. »
“History, she concludes, will not judge you kindly. »