Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has criticised the Conservatives for their “cynical” use of the Queen’s Speech, which he claims offers little to his constituents.
The Queen’s Speech is a speech written by the Government and delivered by the monarch at the start of each parliamentary session. Generally, parliamentary sessions last one year.
In these speeches, the Government sets out the laws that they intend to introduce during that session. However, the current Government does not have a majority, has lost every vote since Boris Johnson became Prime Minister and has called for a general election.
An early general election, potentially very soon, has been seen as being quite likely. This would mean ending the current parliamentary session and another Queen’s Speech taking place shortly afterwards.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“We had a farcical situation today where the Government set out an agenda that is has neither the intention or the means to deliver.
“Boris Johnson is cynically using this opportunity to force the Queen into delivering a pre-election party political broadcast for the Conservative Party.
“In terms of the contents of the speech, their funding plans don’t even undo the many cuts that the Tories have inflicted on communities across Britain in the past nine years.
“This Queen’s Speech provides a timely reminder of why we need a Labour Government that will rebuild and transform our country.”