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Boris Johnson must resign, says Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone


By Alan Hendry

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Jamie Stone said his constituents had made 'unimaginable sacrifices to keep each other safe and reduce pressure on key workers'. Picture: UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor
Jamie Stone said his constituents had made 'unimaginable sacrifices to keep each other safe and reduce pressure on key workers'. Picture: UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor

Local MP Jamie Stone has added his voice to calls for Boris Johnson to resign over the "partygate" row.

“The jig is up,” Mr Stone declared as the Prime Minister came under growing pressure to explain whether he attended a "bring-your-own-booze" party in the garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020.

The UK government's lockdown rules at that time meant people were limited to an outdoor meeting of just one person outside of their household.

Mr Stone, the Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, said today: “Since March 2020, my constituents have made unimaginable sacrifices to keep each other safe and reduce pressure on key workers within the NHS.

“Boris Johnson’s flagrant lawbreaking is an insult to every person in the far north who worked so hard to obey the rules.

“The Conservatives know that the jig is up – and they are right. The Prime Minister must resign.”

The Metropolitan Police is said to have been in contact with the UK government over "widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches" of Covid-19 rules.

Boris Johnson has faced growing pressure over a 'bring-your-own-booze' garden party in May 2020. Picture: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street
Boris Johnson has faced growing pressure over a 'bring-your-own-booze' garden party in May 2020. Picture: Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street

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