Last week, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, were found to have broken the coronavirus laws.

While they told us we had to “stay at home” and “protect the NHS,” to “save lives", they were partying in the workplace.

This flagrant breach of the law is a slap in the face to working families; it’s not easy to forget the sacrifices so many of us made.

Many of us couldn’t attend funerals, visit sick relatives in hospital, or care for loved ones. People spent Christmas, Eid, and Diwali alone.

At times when people would usually celebrate with loved ones, we all did the right thing.

Yet some Conservatives don’t see an issue. Michael Fabricant turned fire on nurses and teachers, claiming they also partied.

Not only is this untrue, but it is also disgusting to treat some of the hardest working in our society as a political football to deflect from this serious issue.

In Bolton, we endured some form of lockdown for most of 2020. While our local economy suffered and we received limited government support, politicians in Downing Street were breaking their own laws.

The government’s Justice Minister, Lord Wolfson, resigned last week claiming that to continue would contradict the rule of law, something cabinet ministers should commit to following under the Ministerial code and the principles of public life.

Why then, is it any different for the Prime Minister and Chancellor? The Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Martyn Cox, recently said that now was not the time to change Prime Minister. I disagree.

We have a Prime Minister who holds the highest office in the land in complete contempt and a Chancellor who is so out of touch with reality he refuses to support the lowest paid through the cost of living crisis.

I am unequivocal in this – the pair of them should resign immediately – they both believe that they are above the law.

On May 5th, you have a chance to send a message to the Conservatives in Westminster that their toxic leadership and flagrant rule breaking is unacceptable. You have the chance to make your voice heard and show them that there is an alternative in Labour, who are on your side.