Garden party at Number 10 during lockdown
Garden party at Number 10 during lockdown

Responding to the latest reports of parties in Downing Street during lockdown – including a ‘Bring Your Own Bottle’ party which the Prime Minister and his wife are widely reported to have attended, Cllr Doina Cornell has called on local Conservatives to send a clear message from everyone in Stroud district to Conservatives in Downing Street.

Cllr Doina Cornell said,

“149 people across the Stroud district died from Coronavirus in 2020. We now know that at the same time Boris Johnson, his wife and team enjoyed lockdown-busting boozy parties at No 10. Countless more lost special moments – missed funerals, weddings and crucial life events.

“Now it is clear that while we suffered – while we all made huge sacrifices to follow the rules – Boris Johnson and his team were drinking and laughing away. They were laughing at us.

“After weeks of contemptuous lies, the Prime Minister has been caught red-handed. Think back to what you were doing in May 2020 – what you and your loved ones missed, what you sacrificed, what you lost. It is absolutely sickening.

“So today I am calling on Siobhan Baillie MP and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown to join me in condemning this disgusting behaviour, in demanding a full and honest account of what happened – today – and to call for an apology to every single one of us in Stroud district who has suffered over these last two years.”

Email inviting people to attend a garden party at Number 10 during lockdown (source: itv news)
Email inviting people to attend a garden party at Number 10 during lockdown (source: itv news)
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