Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP calls for Boris Johnson to resign

Conservative Former minister and local MP Nick Gibbs is the latest name calling on the Prime Minister to resign over partygate.

It comes  amid reports that Prime Minister was pictured holding a beer in a photograph from his alleged birthday party gathering which has been handed to the police.

 

Former minister Nick Gibb said the time had come for the Prime Minister to go, and suggested he had not been truthful in his explanations of parties reportedly held in No 10 and across Whitehall during Covid measures.

Mr Gibb, who is reported to have submitted a no-confidence letter to Sir Graham Brady, brings the number of Tory MPs who have now publicly called for Mr Johnson to resign to 15.

Privately, the number is expected to be higher.

Writing in The Telegraph, the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton said that the Conservative Party must face the “hard truths”, and added: “To restore trust, we need to change the Prime Minister.”

It comes as The Mirror reported that the Metropolitan Police had been handed a photograph of Mr Johnson holding a beer at an alleged gathering in June 2020 to mark the Prime Minister’s birthday.

The newspaper said it was one of the 300 photos handed to the Met in their investigation into 12 alleged gatherings that may have broken Covid restrictions.

The photo is reported to have also included Chancellor Rishi Sunak, holding a soft drink.

No 10 said it could not comment while the Met Police’s investigation was ongoing.

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