A Conservative councillor has questioned Lichfield’s MP decision to back the Prime Minister in the wake of controversy surrounding a lockdown gathering at Downing Street.

Boris Johnson. Pic: Annika Haas

Boris Johnson has come under pressure to resign from within some quarters of his own party after he admitted attending the event in May 2020.

However, Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant said he remained fully behind his leader, citing his work on the vaccine rollout and Brexit.

“Boris delivered Brexit, the best vaccine programme in Europe and first in the world – and England is likely soon to leave Covid behind.

“He delivers and has my support.”

Michael Fabricant MP
Alastair Little

But Cllr Alastair Little, Conservative representative for Hammerwich with Wall at Staffordshire County Council, said his views were at odds with his MP.

“The Prime Minister does not have my support and nor does Mr Fabricant in these comments.

“This is insulting from a political elite whom claim procedural knowledge but are merely clinging on saying day to day what is needed to survive.”

Cllr Alastair Little, Lichfield District Council

Mr Fabricant’s defence came after Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross had called for the Prime Minister to stand down.

“It is his Government that put these rules in place. He has to be held to account for his actions.”

Douglas Ross MP

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  1. Some time ago, Mr. Michael Fabricant, M.P., appeared on the TV programme, “Pointless Celebrities “. That seems to sum him up perfectly; his latest support for Boris Johnson proves that he does not represent his constituents and thus is utterly pointless. When will the voters realise that he doesn’t care about them?

  2. Michael Fabricant seems determined to demonstrate the truth of this, “Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” Frank Wilhoit

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