Sam Collins, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Hitchin & Harpenden, has called the new Prime Minister Liz Truss a Boris Johnson loyalist, and criticised the new PM for failing to act on the energy crisis, neglecting the NHS and voting for tax rises.
Sam Collins is less than a 5% swing behind the sitting Conservative MP Bim Afolami, making the next General Election a clear contest between the Lib Dems and Conservatives in Hitchin & Harpenden.
Responding to Liz Truss winning the Conservative Party Leadership Contest, Parliamentary Candidate for Hitchin & Harpenden, he said:
“It didn’t matter if it was Sunak or Truss who won, the people of Britain and people in our area were always going to lose out. The Conservatives have spent months failing to act on soaring energy bills, leaving local residents in despair and small businesses going to the wall.
They have shown they are completely out of touch with people in Hertfordshire. It is time they listened to Liberal Democrat calls to freeze energy bills to save businesses, families and pensioners from an economic catastrophe.
Liz Truss is a Boris Johnson loyalist who voted to hike taxes on local people and spent months failing to act on soaring energy bills. Her premiership represents more of the same failed Conservative party policies that have led to a cost of living crisis and our local NHS services stretched to breaking point.
“People right across our area tell me they are sick and tired of a Government which simply doesn’t represent them and takes them for granted. At the next election, voters will face the choice between four more years of chaos and crisis under the Conservatives, or the hard-working local Liberal Democrat MP I intend to be.”