Moorlands MP Speaks Out Over Alleged Downing Street Party

The Member of Parliament for the Staffordshire Moorlands has spoken out over the alleged party had at Number 10 Downing Street on December 18th 2020.

Karen Bradley shares the concern expressed by many of her residents in a post shared on Social Media.

She said:

“Many of my constituents have contacted me over the last few days, shocked and disappointed about the reports that lockdown rules were breached last year at a party in Downing Street. I share that disappointment.
“I have always been proud of how Moorlanders reacted to the very many restrictions that have been imposed to help us to fight the Covid pandemic. I joined so many in getting vaccinated as soon as I could and then my booster more recently. We did this not just to protect ourselves but also others.
“I know the sacrifices that people made – particularly last Christmas – missing out on seeing loved ones – following the rules that they trusted had been put in place for good reason.
“I thought it went without saying that those that make the rules must abide by them. That is true of leaders and those that advise them. Last year my team and I held our Christmas get together virtually. Given the tightened restrictions that have been imposed following the Omicron variant, we will not get together as a team in person this year.
“If those in authority flout the rules, we will all ask why we should have faith in them. We need to find out urgently what happened so that the Government can regain the trust and goodwill of people who want to do the right thing.”
She is the only North Staffordshire MP to take to Social Media to share her concerns.
The Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Conservative Group Leader has also taken to the airwaves to air her views on the issue. She told BBC Radio Stoke:
“I did not get to see my family either over Christmas last year,” she added. “I feel very disappointed that other people were not doing the things which we were all doing.”
“I will continue to do the right thing and I will ask everybody out there in the city to continue to do that with me.”
She also said in the interview that if such an event did take place within Downing Street it would demonstrate a really poor sense of judgement.
An investigation into the allegation is to be carried out by the Cabinet Secretary Simon Case.
Tony Walley
Tony Walley
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