Boris And Carrie Johnson Are Being Fined Amid Report Over Parties At Downing Street
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The news was announced this week as part of the ongoing police probe into illegal parties that were held at Downing Street during UK-wide lockdowns.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also been told he will receive a fine. As a result, both Boris and Rishi have been called to resign by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Confirming the news on Tuesday, a No 10 spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan Police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices.
"We have no further details, but we will update you again when we do."
A spokesperson for Carrie Johnson issued a statement soon after, confirming that she is also set to receive a fine.
The mother of two reportedly held a so-called Abba flat party on November 13th 2020, and was also said to have been one of those present at Mr Johnson’s birthday bash five months beforehand.
The statement read: "In the interests of transparency, Mrs Johnson can confirm she has been notified that she will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice.
"She has not yet received any further details about the nature of the FPN."
The fines issued to Boris, Carrie, and Rishi are some of over 30 partygate fines that were announced this week. Overall, at least 50 people have been notified by the Metropolitan Police that they will be issued a fixed penalty notice for covid breaches on government premises.
Boris Johnson is understood to have been present at six of the 12 events being investigated in the police probe.
The prime minister has previously denied any breach of covid guidelines in Number 10, while the chancellor claimed back in February that he didn't believe he had broken any lockdown rules.
Responding to the news, Keir Starmer has called for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to resign, tweeting: "Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public. They must both resign.
"The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better."