Former Greenwich councillor and Britain’s new prime minister Liz Truss has been invited back to her old haunt, the Town Hall. Greenwich Council leader, Labour councillor Anthony Okereke told south London news website 853 that the Conservative Party’s new leader would be very welcome in order to discuss the cost of living crisis.
He said that many Greenwich residents are cutting back on food shopping and even skipping meals as energy costs soar and the crisis cannot “be solved by tax cuts for big businesses”. In a reference to the Greenwich home Ms Truss has had for more than 15 years, he suggested the new prime minister “jump on the 53 bus to Woolwich Town Hall” if she wants to discuss “improvements” to her plans. “We’re always open to hearing residents’ opinions,” he said.
Ms Truss was councillor for Eltham South between 2006 and 2010. Councillor Matt Hartley, leader of the Conservative opposition, said Greenwich party members are thrilled by her success.