UK electors flood MPs with criticism of Dominic Cummings scandal

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The furore over Dominic Cummings’ breach of lockdown rules has prompted tens of thousands of people to flood their MPs’ inboxes in what some described as the biggest outpouring since Brexit, a Guardian analysis has found.

As Boris Johnson tried to draw a line under the crisis involving his chief adviser, constituents across the country sent missives to their MPs, with many sharing stories of their own lockdown hardships.

A Guardian analysis covering 117 MPs found they have received a total of 31,738 emails since a joint Guardian and Daily Mirror investigation a week ago divulged that Cummings had travelled to County Durham and taken a trip to a beauty spot with his family after suffering coronavirus symptoms.

If that level of correspondence was reflected across all 650 MPs, it would suggest the revelations may have sparked as many as 180,000 items of correspondence. The numbers were either provided in response to the Guardian’s request for figures, or in statements MPs had released to constituents.

Source: Constituents bombard MPs with tens of thousands of emails over Dominic Cummings | Politics | The Guardian

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4 thoughts on “UK electors flood MPs with criticism of Dominic Cummings scandal

  1. G Millward

    Had this off my MP (Jo Stevens – Labour)

    “Dominic Cummings

    I’ve been inundated with emails and messages about Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson’s handling of the crisis.

    Like you, I am appalled by what he has done, but also with the Prime Minister, in describing Dominic Cummings’s actions as reasonable and legal.

    The vast majority of us in Cardiff Central have made and are still making huge sacrifices in our collective national effort to prevent people from dying from COVID-19. Yet the Prime Minister’s Chief Adviser blatantly breaks the law putting others at risk of illness and potential death, the Prime Minister knows what he has done and they both hide that from the public for several weeks.

    There are families across Cardiff Central, including mine, who have lost relatives and friends during this crisis. Families that obeyed the rules, unable to see their loved ones whilst they were ill and in their last moments, unable to attend funerals or provide comfort to grieving family members. It has been such a painful experience for people and that pain will be lifelong.

    This scandal is now not about what Dominic Cummings did or didn’t do. It is about the lack of leadership of the Prime Minister, who has shown himself willing to undermine the entire COVID-19 public health advice campaign designed to minimise the spread of the virus, protect our NHS and keep us all safe as possible. The duty of any Prime Minister is to keep the country and its people safe and he has failed in that duty, instead choosing to protect his friend, an unelected, party political adviser who is at the heart of government making decisions that affect us all.

    Labour leader Keir Starmer has, I believe, perfectly reflected the majority of the public mood when he said “The Prime Minister has treated the British people with contempt. One rule for Dominic Cummings, another for everybody else.”
    Keir has been explicit that were he the Prime Minister, he would have sacked Dominic Cummings.

    Boris Johnson should follow that advice”

  2. kateuk

    Not much point in writing to my MP it’s Ben bleedin’ Bradley who is one of Johnson’s yes men. Mansfield deserves better but they are very much pro Brexit round here.

  3. 4foxandhare

    No point at all in writing to my Tory MP who is utterly devoted to every single word from Bojo’s mouth.

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