Kwasi Kwarteng throws in the towel

21 Mar 2024
Kwasi Kwarteng runs away

The good news for Spelthorne is that Mr Kwarteng will not be a candidate for Spelthorne at the next parliamentary election.  He has joined the group of over 60 Tory MPs who can see the writing on the wall and are not standing again. 

The Conservative government has so damaged the country with a range of policies, it comes as no surprise that Kwarteng and his cronies won’t even try to defend their record up in front of the electorate.

The popular, hard-working local councillor Harry Boparai, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Spelthorne, is the person who is best placed to replace Mr Kwarteng and deliver for Spelthorne.

Commenting on Mr Kwarteng’ departure, Harry said

“Mr. Kwarteng has done absolutely nothing for his constituents in the last 14 years and it is time they were represented by someone who actually lives in Spelthorne and who shares their concerns. I speak to constituents every day as they are my neighbours.  We need real policies to address their concerns not meaningless slogans.

“The Liberal Democrats have policies that will tackle the cost of living crisis, revive the NHS and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Apart from the dreadful record of the Tory government, Mr Kwarteng also has particular reasons to be running away from the Spelthorne electorate.

  • He has no interest in the people of Spelthorne and never has had.  In 2010 he won himself a “safe” Tory seat which he has ignored.  It’s not so safe now!  Instead of moving to Spelthorne, as he promised, he chose to move to Greenwich – probably because it is more convenient for getting to meet his City chums.
  • He can’t manage on the salary of an MP.  Despite a salary just increased to £91,000, this is not enough. He admitted that his mortgage has gone up a lot after interest rates shot up.  Mortgage holders know exactly who to blame.  As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Kwarteng managed to nearly wreck the economy and now the whole nation is having to pay the price.  He has never apologised for the damage, pain and loss that his budget caused to so many people.
  • No doubt he has been offered lucrative earning opportunities with his city hedge-fund mates.  It the last few months he has been earning £1,000 per appearance on GB News and in January he was paid £35,000 for 20 hours work.

If elected as your MP, Harry will manage to survive on an MP's salary of £91,000. He will not accept any other jobs or consultancies. He will be a full time MP.

Harry Boparai - River Thames scheme
Harry talking to residents about things that matter