Saturday 8 January 2022 / 11:36 PM Angela Rayner / Coronavirus

Angela Rayner responds to fresh reports of Downing Street social gatherings during lockdown

Angela Rayner MPLabour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to fresh reports of social gatherings in Downing Street in May 2020 when lockdown restrictions were in place, said:

“The culture of total disregard for the rules seems to have been embedded into life in Downing Street from the very start of the pandemic.

“When much of the country was struggling with empty shelves and a total lockdown with no meeting with others allowed, it seems No.10 were hosting parties from the very start.

“Boris Johnson and his team are taking the country for fools. We need the report from Sue Gray’s independent investigation as soon as possible and Boris Johnson needs to face the consequences of his actions.”