I understand and share the anger about recent allegations of events in Downing Street during the Coronavirus lockdowns, including one attended by the Prime Minister on 20 May, 2020.
I know that people across this country made enormous sacrifices during these lockdowns to get us through the Pandemic. I have heard heartbreaking stories of loved ones dying alone, people unable to see sick and elderly relatives or new born grandchildren.
I strongly believe that those who make the rules should follow the rules. We cannot have a culture where it’s one rule for staff in Downing Street and one rule for everyone else.
I take the views of my constituents very seriously and I have written to both the Chief Whip and the Chairman of the Conservative Party to share the thoughts of local people.
Sue Gray will report the conclusions of her inquiry into the events shortly and the Prime Minister will come to Parliament to make a statement. At that point, when all the facts are made public, I will be in a position to say more.