Nothing defines a Prime Minister than the manner of their going.

Contrast the non-resignation statement and denial of responsibility from Boris Johnson with the dignified exit of Gordon Brown all those years ago.

Johnson’s tenure has damaged politics, and it is time to move on from the circus. 

No tears should be shed for a Prime Minister with a history mired with sexist, homophobic and racist comments.

In one Islamophobic incident, Johnson compared Muslim women to “letterboxes”.

As a woman of faith, I face inequality on a regular basis and I never expected this from a Prime Minister.

The question now is how many of the Tory MPs who are jockeying to become the Prime Minister stood by and ignored Boris' bigotry and conduct?

The Tory leadership candidates are like the Hammer House of Horrors. It is difficult to decide who from this motley crew would be any good for our local communities and country. 

It isn't just about the Prime Minister going, it is now time for a new Government.

It is time for a General Election and Labour to replace this rotten Government.

We need vision, new ideas and people at the heart of decision-making. 

Whilst the Tories typically focus on tax cuts, the reality is energy prices are a real pressure point for far too many Glaswegians. 

I have been approached by a number of constituents who are experiencing increasing difficulty in paying their domestic energy bills.

Given that the impending raising of the price cap will make the current situation considerably worse for many vulnerable consumers of energy, I am very concerned that many Glaswegians will struggle to keep their homes warm this winter, with potentially serious consequences for their health and wellbeing.

All levels of national and local government, including suppliers and Ofgem must do more to buffer children and families from this unfair pressure. 

It is also of growing concern that too many of our libraries and community centres remain closed or have restricted opening times.

If ever our communities needed warm spaces to apply for jobs, study and attend their club – it’s now.

The need for ‘warm banks’ as well as ‘food banks’ is expected to rise.

When libraries are properly funded and resourced, they are educational and social vehicles.

Living in overcrowded housing, it was my local library, the reliable resourced, safe space where I spent many evenings and weekends studying for exams and completing coursework.

Without the much-needed resource I doubt I would have gone to university.

The words of Nelson Mandela come to mind: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.”

Local community facilities must be opened now - it does not require any new data or analysis to determine their importance in health wellbeing and tackling inequality.

Thanks to community activists, local communities and my Labour colleagues who continue to campaign for the needed and loved community facilities to reopen as a matter of priority - especially in light of the cost-of-living crisis. 

There needs to be a fairer funding model from Scottish Government to local councils to ensure these vital facilities remain open and functioning to full capacity. 

Rest assured, Labour will stand with our fellow Glaswegians to ensure their voices are heard in the corridors of power - because Glasgow Labour care and we love Glasgow.