Conservative MP Charles Walker blasts ‘miserabilist colleagues’ calling for May election

Speaking after leader of the House Penny Mordaunt delivered the weekly business statement today, Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker blasted his “miserabilist colleagues” calling for a May election.

Referencing a recent interview with Channel 4, he said: “I strode across to Victoria Park yesterday to put my boot into my miserabilist colleagues demanding an early general election. I say to [presenter] Gary Gibbon, with incomes rising, inflation falling, the economy growing, the plan working, why 2 May, Mr. Speaker?

“I am rolling up my sleeves to man the ramparts in November”, he added.

Mordaunt responded by “thanking” Sir Charles for his comments. is the UK’s leading digital-only political website, providing comprehensive coverage of UK politics. Subscribe to our daily newsletter here.