Partygate: Sue Gray provides partygate report to prime minister 1 month ago

Partygate: Sue Gray provides partygate report to prime minister

Sue Gray is in the building

Boris Johnson has received Sue Gray's updated report into lockdown-breaking Downing Street parties.


The damning publication contains photographs from the prime minister's birthday on June 20th 2020, and the alleged former director of communications leaving-do on November 13th.

Gray reports evidence of "excessive alcohol consumption", one individual that was "sick" and a "minor altercation between two other individuals".

It concludes that "the senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture."


Boris Johnson enjoying a beverage on his birthday. Credit: Sue Gray

The long-awaited report had been delayed until the Metropolitan Police completed their separate investigation into events, which concluded last week and saw a total of 83 people issued with 126 fixed-penalty notices.

The prime minister, alongside his wife Carrie and Chancellor Rishi Sunak received just one fine - for an indoor gathering that took place on Johnson's 56th birthday in June 2020.


On Monday, four photographs from one of the alleged rule-breaking parties were obtained by ITV News.

The leaked photographs show the Prime Minister laughing and drinking on the Downing Street estate during lockdown, at an event understood to have been arranged as a leaving party for former Director of Communications Lee Cain.

The images show Johnson on 13th November 2020 surrounded by food, drink and a group of people.

Boris Johnson is pictured raising a glass. Credit: ITV News
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