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Downing Street Christmas party statement – Stephen Morgan MP

Reacting to reports about Downing Street holding a Christmas party on December 18 2020, which would have breached Covid rules at the time, the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan, said:

“While Portsmouth people made huge personal sacrifices, the Prime Minister’s staff laughed about covering up their Christmas party and took the public for fools. 
“489 people died of COVID on the day of the Downing Street Party – the Prime Minister should be ashamed his staff couldn’t even follow the rules.
“No one wanted last Christmas over Zoom. Turkey dinners for one. Presents exchanged at service stations. Once again it’s one rule for the Prime Minister, and another for the rest of us. They partied, we paid the price.
“Number 10 must now hand over everything they know about parties they held to the Metropolitan Police and come clean on exactly what has happened. Trying to kick this into the long grass with an investigation led by the Cabinet Secretary is simply not going to wash with the people of Portsmouth and the country. They deserve far better than this.”