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northernirelandworld.com 13 Jan, 2022 12:00 am

The Tory MPs who have called for Boris Johnson to resign over No 10 party

The Tory MPs who have called for Boris Johnson to resign over No 10 party
Boris Johnson has faced calls for his resignation from a number of high-profile people in the Conservative party, including his own backbenchers, after he admitted attending a Downing Street party during the first lockdown.

The Prime Minister apologised on Wednesday (12 January) for going to a “bring your own booze” No 10 party in May 2020.However, the scandal - and the Prime Minister’s response - has prompted several high-profile Tories to call for his resignation.Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative leader and MP for Moray, has called for the Prime Minister to quit.” He added: “I think the time has come for either the Prime Minister to go with dignity as his choice, or for the 1922 Committee to intervene”.

William Wragg, a vice-chairman of the 1922 Committee and MP for Hazel Grove, told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme: “The Prime Minister’s position is untenable and I don’t believe it should be left to the findings of a civil servant to determine the future of the Prime Minister, and indeed, who governs this country.“I think it is for the Conservative Party – if not the Prime Minister in fact – to make that decision.

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