Timeline: The lockdown parties attended by Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak and Carrie Johnson

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been told they will be fined as part of a police probe into allegations of lockdown parties held at Downing Street.

The Prime Minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, has also been notified that she will receive a fixed penalty notice following allegations of lockdown parties in Downing Street and Whitehall, a spokesperson for Mrs Johnson has said.

It comes after the Metropolitan Police announced 30 additional fines on Tuesday in relation to Operation Hillman, which is looking into breaches of Covid regulations at the top of Government.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is among the politicians calling on both the Prime Minister and Chancellor to resign.

Here is a breakdown of the parties Mr Johnson, Mr Sunak and Mrs Johnson attended.

Which ‘partygate’ events did Boris Johnson attend?

The Prime Minister has admitted attending at least three events, although there is speculation that he attended up to five. 

1. Garden party at Downing Street – May 20, 2020

Around 100 No10 staff were said to have been invited to the event to “make the most of the lovely weather” and they were told to “bring your own booze”.

Boris Johnson later admitted spending 25 minutes at the party, claiming he thought it was a work event. Around 40 guests are said to have mingled outside.

2. Boris Johnson’s birthday – June 19, 2020

Downing Street has admitted that staff “gathered briefly” in the Cabinet Room at a surprise birthday celebration for the Prime Minister. 

More than 30 officials gathered for the bash for up to half an hour in the afternoon.

3. Downing Street flat party and Lee Cain leaving party – November 13, 2020

Staff members are said to have attended a gathering with Carrie Johnson in the flat where she and the prime minister live.

A spokesman for Mrs Johnson denies the party took place, but it is being investigated by police. 

There was a separate gathering on the same day to mark the departure of Lee Cain, who left No 10 alongside close ally Dominic Cummings.

The Prime Minister is alleged to have given Mr Cain a leaving speech. 

4. Leaving party for defence aide – December 17, 2020

Mr Johnson is understood to have attended a leaving do for his defence adviser, Captain Steve Higham.

It is believed that the PM was “there for a few minutes to thank him for his service” as a “small number of No10 staff briefly said goodbye”.

5. Leaving party for No 10 aide – January 14, 2021

Mr Johnson reportedly attended a prosecco-fuelled leaving do for a No 10 aide during the strict post-Christmas lockdown.

Which events did Rishi Sunak attend?

The Chancellor has admitted attending just one event being investigated by police. 

1. Boris Johnson’s birthday – June 19, 2020

Rishi Sunak admitted he was also in the room when staff “gathered briefly” in the Cabinet Room for a surprise birthday celebration for the Prime Minister.

But Mr Sunak claimed he was there for a Covid meeting.

Which events did Carrie Johnson attend?

The Prime Minister’s wife is said to have attended at least two ‘partygate’ events.

1. Boris Johnson’s birthday – June 19 2020

Mrs Johnson was said to be the person who organised the surprise birthday celebration for her husband’s 56th birthday in the Cabinet Room, with Mr Sunak in attendance.

2. Downing Street flat party and Lee Cain leaving party – November 13 2020

Mrs Johnson is said to have attended a gathering at the Downing Street flat where she lives with the Prime Minister. But a spokesman for Mrs Johnson denies the party took place.

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