Monica Lennon MSP Calls For Emergency General Election Amid Westminster Chaos

Monica Lennon MSP, along with many living in Central Scotland has backed an online petition calling for an immediate general election due to the crises at Westminster. The petition, which has collected over 600,000 signatures in total, including from Lanarkshire, was debated this week in Parliament, days after Liz Truss fired her chancellor. 

Commenting, Monica Lennon said:  

“My constituents need competent leadership to support them through the cost-of-living crisis and implement effective policy.

“Inflation is now over 10%, the cost of food is rising, and too many people can no longer afford to heat their homes. The UK government should be making it better for people, but the situation is getting scarier by the day. 

“The choice of who should govern should be left in the hands of the people. I support the thousands of people across Lanarkshire who have signed a petition calling for an election. This petition has already led to a debate in the UK Parliament, and while it remains open, I urge people to sign it and send a strong message.