Manchester politicians react to Liz Truss’s resignation

Manchester MPs have reacted to Liz Truss’s resignation as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

Truss announced today she was resigning after just 45 days in office.

She will be the shortest-serving prime minister in history.

A leadership contest will take place within the next week.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reacted to the announcement on Twitter, saying: “We can’t go on like this #generalelectionnow.”

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell tweeted: “Let the public decide the next Prime Minister #GeneralElection2022.

Leader of Manchester City Council Bev Craig also took to Twitter, saying: “Chaos and incompetence have reigned too long. Time to put it to the country.”

She also made an announcement on Manchester Labour’s Twitter, calling for a “fresh start”.

Afzal Khan, MP for Manchester Gorton, also tweeted: “General election now.”

Labour party MP for Salford and Eccles Rebecca Long-Bailey wrote: “The PM is finally gone, but this chaos is crippling the country. We need a #GeneralElection now.”

The councillor for Harpurhey and Collyhurst in Manchester, Pat Karney reacted by tweeting: “The Tory Party don’t own this country. General election now.”

The wider reaction from the internet has included a celebrating lettuce and a tongue-in-cheek RyanAir tweet.

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