"A Prime Minister with any respect for the democratic traditions and the legal system of this country would now be considering their position" Joanna Hughes, Cheltenham Labour Chair
Joanna Hughes, Cheltenham Labour Chair

A statement from Cheltenham Labour Party says parliament must immediately reconvene and the Johnson government must now be held to account for its attempt to shut down democracy.

Cheltenham’s Labour Chair Joanna Hughes said: “Today’s unanimous verdict by the Supreme Court that prorogation was ‘unlawful, void and of no effect’ could not be clearer.

“A Prime Minister with any respect for the democratic traditions and the legal system of this country would now be considering their position.”

She added: “MPs must now prepare for further attempts to gag them as Johnson runs the clock down towards a ‘No Deal’ crash out from the EU.

“Cheltenham voters have a right to expect their MP, Alex Chalk, will finally make clear which side he is on in light of this decision.”

“Will he now stand up for the rule of law and dissociate himself from this rogue regime?”

Mr Chalk recently gave his pledge to Cheltenham voters that ‘if there is a scintilla of a suggestion that the British Government would act unlawfully – game over. We’re a nation of laws.

‘The issue of lawfulness is a red line for me personally,’ he assured constituents at a Q&A in Pittville Park.

“Alex Chalk must make his choice today,”Joanna says. “Voters want to know whether they are being represented by an honest individual, or if our current MP is just another Tory hack prepared to back his bosses at any cost.

“Mr Chalk should understand that he is not sitting on a fence any more. He is teetering on a cliff edge, and his voters are watching.”

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