Partygate: Lib Dems submit motion to reveal if PM and senior officials fined by Met Police

The Liberal Democrats have tabled a ‘Humble Address’ motion to force the government to reveal whether Boris Johnson, ministers and senior officials have been fined by the Met police over law-breaking parties in Number 10.

The parliamentary motion would require the publication of a full list of the names of any elected officials, senior civil servants and political appointees given Fixed Penalty Notices as a result of the police investigation. It would also require the Sue Gray report to be published in full alongside any accompanying evidence including photographs.

Scotland Yard have been given over 300 photographs and 500 pages of evidence by Suer Gray in support of their investigation into parties at Number 10 during lockdown.

Sue Gray interviewed over 70 individuals for her report, but was unable to publish the full findings after the Metropolitan Police advised her to only make minimal reference to gatherings on the dates they were investigating.

The motion states that this information should be published no more than two days after the Metropolitan Police investigation is completed. It has been tabled by Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey and signed by all 13 of the party’s MPs.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on all Conservative MPs to back the motion when Parliament returns next week, to prevent a cover up by Boris Johnson and Number 10.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey MP said: “Boris Johnson can’t be trusted to admit whether he or any other Conservative ministers end up being fined by the police. We’ve seen time and again that his instinct is to lie, blame others or cover up the truth.

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey

“MPs from across all parties need to come together and force Boris Johnson to come clean. The public deserves to know whether our prime minister has broken the law, and for the full Sue Gray report including any photos to be published.

“If Johnson is found to have broken the law, he must fess up and resign. No more cover-ups, no more lies.

“For a sitting prime minister to be found guilty of breaking the law would be unprecedented and put to bed once and for all the Conservative Party’s claim to be the party of law and order.”

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