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Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant warns hung Parliament could mean tough times lie ahead

Michael Fabricant has warned the prospect of a hung Parliament may mean tough times lie ahead.

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

The Lichfield MP made his comments after the Conservatives failed to gain an overall majority.

Theresa May is expected to agree a deal with the DUP to secure the majority she needs.

However, Mr Fabricant – who extended his majority in Lichfield and Burntwood – said there may still be difficult waters to navigate.

“The hung Parliament could mean we face tough times ahead,” he said. “Regardless, I will continue to fight tirelessly for the interests of local people – because it is my commitment to the people of the Lichfield Constituency from which my own political strength derives.”

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  1. Toast

    9th June, 2017 at 11:18 am

    “now leave me alone, I’m off for a bloody curry!”

  2. Steve

    9th June, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    There are going to be lots of shiny new schools, hospitals and roads in Northern Ireland soon.

    I will think about Fabs hard work for us all. Next time I see a mother leaving her kids by the train track and struggle with a buggy.

    When I see disabled people struggling up the stairs at LTV.

    I will then see, how hard you work for us.

  3. The Scribbler

    9th June, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    The more I learn about the DUP and its leading members – past, present and the future – the words that comes to mind regarding any deal with the Tories are not “tough times” but rather “distasteful and dishonest”.

  4. John Griffin

    9th June, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Misogynist, homophobe, climate change denier, creationists. The balance of power lies with the political wing of Protestant terror groups.

  5. Toast

    9th June, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Just seen someone describe the DUP manifesto as “basically just the Bible, with fortnightly bin collections”

  6. Sj

    9th June, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    A DUP alliance ,surely even the most narrow minded win at all cost conservative ,can see where this could lead .

  7. Chris

    9th June, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Personally I can’t wait for the Conservative and Unionist Negotating Team to start Brexit talks.

  8. Toast

    9th June, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Now there’s an acronym that needs some thought.

  9. Adam Elsdon

    9th June, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Austere vicars daughter teams up with Irish puritanical nutters for years of self flagellation in Brussels and general social abuse.

    Nothing to see here, walk on by!

  10. Gillian

    9th June, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    The folk dependant on food banks( many of them in work) have been facing tough times for too long already. How can it get worse for them, and what have you done to alleviate the dire straits of those affected in your constituency?

  11. John Griffin

    9th June, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Problems ahead? Ruth Davidson Tory MSP and leader in Scotland is about tp marry her long-term girlfiend. Now she’ll been keen on the DUP who she has openly challenged on their policies.

  12. Cearbhaill

    9th June, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Oh come on John “protestant terror group”, you know very well that is untrue!

  13. The Scribbler

    10th June, 2017 at 10:41 am

    DUP’s leader features on a Belfast loyalist terrorist group mural.
    Also, this just before the election –

  14. Rob

    10th June, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    “protestant terror group” is an indication of the desperation.
    Funny how he never had any comment to make about the murderer McGuinness.

  15. Gillian

    10th June, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Do your homework, RB, and you’ll find plenty of evidence to show how the RUD is funded, and which groups it funds. The alliance between the two Unionist parties threatens the power sharing process in Northern Ireland.

  16. Mike

    10th June, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    DUP is the political arm of Loyalist paramilitaries Rob. Much like Sinn Fein are the political arm of the Irish republican paramilitaries. May is playing with fire that could have consequences with delicate peace accord.

  17. Rob

    10th June, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    “Misogonyst homophobes”
    Damn Protestants. If only they were open-minded muslims instead. Oh, hang on ……….

  18. John Griffin

    10th June, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    You are just becoming embarrassingly pathetic. Give it up and stick to your homework for Monday.

  19. John Griffin

    10th June, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    PS it’s misogynist, and muslim has a Capital M. Minus 2 marks.

  20. The Scribbler

    11th June, 2017 at 8:26 am

    At least we can be sure Mrs May and her team will be completely open and honest about these important talks and any deal that is done.
    Oh, hang on….

  21. Rob

    11th June, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Yes, as open and honest as when Ed Miliband tried to form an agreement with them a couple of years ago, and when Gordon Brown offered an economic deal in exchange for support in 2010.