Voter Anger Mounts Over Downing Street Parties


Hundreds of angry constituents have been contacting Tory MPs about reports of parties being held in Downing Street while Covid restrictions were in place.

Some MPs say their inboxes have filled up after No 10 apologised to the Queen for two staff parties the night before the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

One former minister told the BBC Boris Johnson was "toast", and another said the situation now feels "terminal."

The government has urged people to reserve judgement for an inquiry.

Boris Johnson was not at either party last April before Prince Philip's funeral - but he faces questions over alleged Covid rule-breaking at No 10.

One senior backbench Conservative MP told the BBC they received more than 200 angry emails about the parties, with only five messages in support of the prime minister.

"Many colleagues now believe Boris won't be leader at next general election... for many of us this feels terminal," the MP said.

A Midlands Tory MP, who won his seat in a former Labour constituency in the 2019 election, said: "The inbox is bad, really bad."



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