Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has criticised the King’s Speech, arguing it is symbolic of a government that has run out of ideas.
The King’s Speech is a speech written by the Government and delivered by the monarch, this being the first by a King since 1951, at the start of each parliamentary session, generally lasting a year.
In these speeches, the Government sets out the laws that they intend to introduce during that session, with this speech expected to be the last before the next general election.
“Whilst I welcome the Prime Minister admitting the country needs to change, the idea that another five years of Conservative rule is the answer simply will not wash.
“After thirteen years, they have given up on governing, with residents in Tameside and Stockport paying the price.
“We have been saddled with stagnant growth, sky-rocketing mortgages, crumbling schools and hospitals, and a cost-of-living crisis, which this threadbare King’s Speech will do nothing to fix.
“The next election is about change, and this King’s Speech showed us that the only party offering it is Labour.”