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Portsmouth MP comments on Labour forcing House of Commons vote on whether PM misled Parliament

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan has responded to the Prime Minister’s statement in the House of Commons following the issuing of a penalty fine by the Metropolitan Police last week.

Labour are leading other opposition parties in drafting and tabling  a motion later this week to force a vote on whether Mr Johnson lied to Parliament, as well as be referred to the House of Commons standards committee.

Commenting, Portsmouth South MP, Stephen Morgan, said:

“Despite holding a birthday party for himself in Downing Street, the Prime Minister claims he failed to understand he was breaking the rules he instructed millions of others to follow.

“His excuse for an apology today is a slap in the face for the people of Portsmouth who diligently followed the rules. But they know he’s a liar. And deep down, so does he.

“The Prime Minister lied to Parliament, and I will be voting for him to found as such on Thursday.

“Tory MPs should listen to their constituents, have the courage of their convictions, and vote with me in the Commons on the opposition motion. They must also send no confidence letters without any further delay to trigger a vote within the Conservative Party on Mr Johnson’s future. The party’s over.”