7 November 2022 – today’s press release

‘Full Confidence’ in Williamson shows same old Conservative sleaze

Responding to the news that Rishi Sunak has ‘full confidence in Gavin Williamson despite knowing about the complaint made, Liberal Democrat Cheif Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

Different Prime Minister, same old Conservative sleaze.

If Rishi Sunak, had any sense of public duty, he would sack Gavin Williamson now. In any other workplace, someone who behaved as he did would have been rightly dismissed for gross misconduct.

Instead Williamson is being let off the hook by a Prime Minister happy to let his integrity be brought into question on a daily basis. Every day Williamson remains in his post is an insult to the decent hardworking people across the country.

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  • Martin Gray 8th Nov '22 - 7:28am

    My experience tells me that this sort of stuff – sadly – doesn’t resonate with the average voter on the street.
    Outside the Westminster media bubble & twitterati voters have more pressing concerns …

  • Ruth Bright 8th Nov '22 - 8:42am

    I used the words “decent tenants” in a target letter once and have always regretted it. The word “decent” shows the party at its moralising, sanctimonious worst. Gavin Williamson has been very rude and made a fool of himself. Has no-one in our parliamentary party ever been very rude and made a fool of themselves?

  • Peter Davies 8th Nov '22 - 10:06pm

    … and as you would expect of someone who has the ‘full confidence’ of the PM, he’s gone.

  • Mick Taylor 9th Nov '22 - 8:33am

    Ruth Bright makes a good point. Am I alone in wishing our party went for the ball and not the player? Politics is becoming way too personal and our party is joining in in attacking personalities rather than their policies.
    Of course Williamson’s behaviour was and is unacceptable, but the real problem is the disastrous policies that he has supported and continues to support. We Lib Dems should aim our fire at the politics of this government and present a radical Liberal alternative, not join in with attacks on individuals

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