Victoria Prentis apologises for hurt latest Downing Street revelations has caused

13/01/2022

Banbury FM has asked Banbury’s MP if she is still supporting the Prime Minister following the latest news

Banbury’s MP says she was not aware of the alleged Downing Street garden party during the height of lockdown restrictions in May 2020 until the news hit the press.   Yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons he had attended the function, but believed it to be a work event.

Victoria Prentis has issued a statement in which she says: “I am so sorry for the hurt that this has caused.”

Banbury FM has asked Mrs Prentis if she is still supporting the Prime Minister following the most recent revelations and his statement in the House.   It is understood that a number of Conservative MPs have sent letters to the 1922 Committee requesting a leadership change.

In her statement Mrs Prentis said: “I can understand how angry and upset people are about the events which appear to have taken place in Downing Street in 2020. I was not aware of these events until they hit the press.

“The Prime Minister has apologised and an inquiry is now underway. It was right that the Prime Minister spoke … in PMQs and acknowledged the gravity of the situation.

“It is important that we independently establish the facts and I am pleased Sue Grey will be leading on the inquiry.

“If it is found that rules were broken, then appropriate action should follow.”

The Prime Minister has today cancelled a visit to Lancashire after a family member tested positive for Covid.   A No 10 spokesperson said Mr Johnson had been following the guidance for close contacts, including daily testing and limiting contacts with others.

Members of his cabinet have rallied round Mr Johnson, calling for people to wait for the results of an inquiry.

Mrs Prentis said: “The last 23 months have been really challenging for us all. Many have lost loved ones, were unable to attend once-in-a-lifetime events, and endured restrictions to keep our community safe. I know that most of us made real sacrifices.”

She concluded: “I am so sorry for the hurt that this has caused.”


Reader's opinions
  1. Mk   On   13/01/2022 at 10:37 am

    Just saying that to save your back love you absolutely do not care about us people that pay your ridiculous wages or the environment.

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