Cornwall MP Cherilyn Mackrory reacts to Boris Johnson quitting

Truro and Falmouth’s MP, Cherilyn Mackrory has released a statement regarding the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson

In the statement, which was published on her social media profile, the Truro and Falmouth MP praises Johnson for “achievements he should be proud of” after “a week that many will feel was inevitable.”

Mackrory also references the fact that she did not believe the “disruption” of replacing the  Prime Minister, a man who had been proven to be dishonest on numerous occasions, was in the interests of her constituents.

However, due to him having “lost the confidence of his cabinet,” she conceded it was right for Johnson to resign.

The full statement is as follows: “As I write this I am here in Cornwall, a welcome world away from the atmosphere in Westminster and am reflecting on a week that many will feel was inevitable.

“I argued that this disruption was not in the interests of my constituents, but now that he has lost the confidence of his cabinet, it is right that the Prime Minister has resigned.

“The process to appoint a new leader will begin now, with a timetable set out next week.

“As the Prime Minister leaves office, despite some misgivings, I believe there are many achievements he should be proud of, including, unblocking a stalled Parliament, delivering Brexit in the face of virulent opposition, rolling out the vaccine at incredible speed and providing global leadership on Ukraine.

“We have also seen a Prime Minister, and a Government, committed to levelling up every corner of the United Kingdom, including Cornwall.

“During my time as the Member of Parliament for this part of Cornwall, the Prime Minister has personally worked closely with me to deliver our priorities at home.

“I have seen first-hand his commitment for delivering for the people of Cornwall, and I have been delighted to welcome him to Cornwall on a number of occasions over the last two and a half years.

“He had a true desire to level up Cornwall and support me to deliver for the constituents in Truro, Falmouth and the many towns and villages across this part of Cornwall that I represent.

“Since becoming an MP in 2019, this Prime Minister and his Government have secured the new Women and Children’s Hospital at Treliske, a new secondary school in Perranporth for children on the North Coast, delivering the duelling of the A30 between Chiverton and Carland Cross, writing off Treliske’s historic debt to the tune of £42.5 million, a £23 million Town Deal for Truro, enabling second home owners to be charged a 100% council tax premium and not to mention the millions spent on furlough and business grants during the COVID pandemic.

“Next week in Cornwall we will be looking at how we spend the Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) – the EU replacement funding.

“There will always be critics, but Cornwall will receive then second most SPF after London. To put it in perspective, Torbay got £1 million, Plymouth got £3 million, Cornwall got £132 million.

“The national average allocation per head is £17, London’s allocation per head is £20 and Cornwall’s allocation per head will be £233.

“For these reasons, I will always be grateful to the Prime Minister.

“That said, now is the time for us to look to the future, deliver on our priorities and restore trust in our politics.

“Outside of the Westminster bubble, people are struggling and it’s my duty to help them.

“That remains my priority, as it always has.

“I will remain fully committed to representing the people of Truro and Falmouth and, when the time comes, I will back the candidate who I feel will best deliver for Cornwall, and for those living in this constituency.”

Falmouth Packet | Truro