I share my constituents’ anger and real disappointment about what happened in Downing Street during the pandemic when Covid regulations were broken. The PM and the Chancellor have rightly apologised for the breaches. They made a mistake and both have faced the consequences.
Since these events, there has been a welcome major overhaul of the Downing Street operation and it is important to stress much has changed. It is also still important to wait for Sue Gray’s full report into what was happening two years ago.
I continue to support our PM Boris Johnson as we tackle serious domestic challenges around the cost of living and the war in Ukraine. His international leadership as our PM in response to the Russian invasion has been excellent, as President Zelensky acknowledged when the two met in Kyiv recently, and we must continue to lead in our defence of peace in Europe .