Rishi Sunak set to face motion of no confidence after local election results

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of changes to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits and Universal Credit
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak -Credit:Getty Images

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey will seek to pressure the Government to call a June general election by tabling a motion of no confidence when Parliament returns on Tuesday.

Following dire local election results for the Tories, Sir Ed said: "These local elections showed the country has had enough of Rishi Sunak and his out-of-touch Conservative Government. The Conservatives were pushed into third place for the first time in a generation as Liberal Democrats swept the board in former true blue heartlands.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey launches his party's local election campaign at Harpenden in Hertfordshire
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey -Credit:Will Durrant/LDRS

"Yet Sunak continues to desperately cling on to power, holed up in Downing Street until the bitter end. Conservative MPs need to wake up and smell the coffee, and back giving the country the election it so desperately wants and needs. The longer this appalling government stumbles on, the worse it is for the NHS, people's living standards and our environment."