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Boris Johnson: He partied as 315 local people died with COVID-19 in 2020

Responding to the latest reports of parties in Downing Street during lockdown, including a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ party which the Prime Minister and his wife are widely reported to have attended, Labour’s Cllr Pete Marland has called on local Conservatives to send a clear Milton Keynes message to Conservatives in Downing Street.

Councillor Pete Marland, Labour Leader of Milton Keynes Council, said: “315 local people died with coronavirus in 2020. We now know that at the same time, Boris Johnson, his wife and team enjoyed lockdown-busting boozy parties at No 10. This was all while countless more lost special moments, missed funerals, weddings and crucial life events.

“Now, it is clear that while we suffered – while we all made huge sacrifices to follow the rules - Boris Johnson and his team were drinking and laughing away. They were laughing at us.

“After weeks of contemptuous lies, the Prime Minister has been caught red-handed. Think back to what you were doing in May 2020 – what you and your loved ones missed, what you sacrificed, what you lost. It is absolutely sickening.”

Councillor Marland concluded: “So today I am calling on our Tory MPs, Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart, to join me in condemning this disgusting behaviour, in demanding a full and honest account of what happened – today – and to call for an apology to every single one of us in Milton Keynes who has suffered over these last two years.”


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