Downing Street 'Christmas party': Reaction from region's politicians to growing scandal

No 10 is coming under increasing pressure to explain what went on in Downing Street last December after a video showed staff laughing about about an alleged lockdown-busting Christmas party.

Boris Johnson is under pressure to explain what went on in Downing Street last Christmas. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.
Boris Johnson is under pressure to explain what went on in Downing Street last Christmas. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

In the leaked footage former press secretary Allegra Stratton can be seen laughing as she appeared to rehearse answers to questions from colleagues posing as journalists in a mock media briefing.

Boris Johnson is now facing calls to “come clean” about the alleged party at No 10 during lockdown restrictions last year as the Government refused to send a minister to defend its position on television.

The Mirror has also reported that former education secretary, and South Staffordshire MP, Gavin Williamson threw a party and delivered a short speech at the event, which took place on December 10 while London was in Tier 2, which banned social mixing between households.

Here is a round-up of what politicians across the region have been saying during the day, and what the Mr Johnson said during Prime Minister's Questions.

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