Boris Johnson tells Tories Downing Street ‘Abba party’ was work event

Another senior MP said: “I actually heard a Cabinet minister saying ‘maybe a period in opposition is what we need’.” According to the MP, the minister said: “Things are so shambolic, and who is there to take over? A period of opposition would allow people to come through.”

Mr Johnson received a £50 fixed penalty notice after attending a small gathering in the Cabinet room to mark his 56th birthday in June 2020.

But police are looking into five further events he allegedly attended. One of those was a gathering in his flat on Nov 13, 2020 – the day Dominic Cummings, his former senior adviser, was forced out of Downing Street.

Abba songs including The Winner Takes It All were heard blaring from the flat, it has been claimed. Mr Johnson has denied there was a party, but declined to say publicly whether he was in the flat that night. Carrie Johnson, his wife, was reportedly there that evening.

At a meeting of the Conservative parliamentary party on Tuesday night, Aaron Bell,  the Conservative MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, is said to have congratulated Mr Johnson on his efforts in helping Ukraine against the Russian invasion but added: “But ‘partygate’ really matters, so I must ask you if you stand by what you said in January, that what happened in the flat was work.” Mr Johnson replied that he did stand by his assurance.

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