SOME Bradford politicians have had their say following the latest revelations of alleged parties in breach of lockdown rules at 10 Downing Street, on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral.

The reported parties, one held in the basement of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s home in which staff swigged so much wine someone was sent to the local Co-op with a suitcase to restock, and played on his son Wilfred’s swing set, occurred on April 16, 2021.

The other party, a leaving do for James Slack, Johnson’s former director of communications and now deputy editor of The Sun, occurred in a different part of No. 10. Slack has apologised and “taken full responsibility” for the events “which should not have happened”.

Downing Street said Boris Johnson was not present at either shindig, and was instead at his country home, and has now apologised to Buckingham Palace about the parties.

Following these latest revelations, Bradford East MP Imran Hussain shared an image reading “Johnson must go”, accompanied by his own message of “take a hint” on Twitter.

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has said: "It is hugely disrespectful to my constituents and Her Majesty The Queen to be partying in a period of national mourning.

"My constituents have sacrificed a great deal in the national effort to keep our nation safe.

"It appears those in government were not willing to make the same sacrifices for the good of the nation.

"We are all equal under the law and those that make the laws have a responsibility to uphold those laws.

"This scandal goes right to the heart of this government. It is time for this Prime Minister to go."

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, added: “Further revelations of another Downing Street Party, this time while HM the Queen mourned the death of Prince Philip under Covid restrictions, highlights how the rule-makers in Downing Street showed no regard for the Queen or the British people.

“The Prime Minister has gone from saying there were no parties, to say he wasn't aware of any, then to say he didn't attend any of them and is now saying he didn't know the party he attended was in fact a party!”

“It is time for the lies to stop and the Prime Minister to resign. If Conservative MPs silently condone the PM's actions or make excuses on his behalf, then they too are implicit in this cover-up.”

Seemingly predicting events to come was Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, who labelled the Prime Minister “shameless” during a radio phone-in on Thursday morning.

She added, hours before the parties the night before The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral took place were revealed: “The Queen, when she lost her lifelong partner, alone at the funeral, showing leadership by example, doing the right thing, and that’s we haven’t had from Boris Johnson.”

Shipley MP Philip Davies, and Keighley MP Robbie Moore have all been contacted for comment.

Sharing a link to the story exposing the simultaneous alleged Downing Street parties on Twitter, Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel asked: “What depths will they sink to?”

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said people should “move on” from the seemingly endless stories about parties being held at Downing Street in breach of lockdown rules, following the Prime Minster’s apology in the House of Commons on Wednesday for attending the May 20, 2020, “bring your own booze” garden party for 25 minutes but “not realising it was a party rather than a work event”.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: 

The spokesman said: “It is deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning and No 10 has apologised to the Palace.

“You heard from the PM this week, he’s recognised No 10 should be held to the highest standards and take responsibility for things we did not get right.”

Asked why No 10 had apologised rather than Boris Johnson himself, the spokesman said: “Well, again, the Prime Minister said earlier misjudgments have been made and it’s right people apologise, as the PM did earlier this week.

“It remains the case that I can’t prejudge the inquiry, which you know is ongoing, which has been led by Sue Gray, but we acknowledge the significant public anger, it was regrettable this took place a time of national mourning.”