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North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse supports prime minister Boris Johnson amid Downing Street Party controversy

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North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse has supported the prime minister following recent controversies surrounding Downing Street parties.

The minister for policing defended the prime minister and urged people to “wait and see what the outcome of the investigation is”.

Despite some MPs calling for the prime minister’s resignation Mr Malthouse said that he supports the continuation of Mr Johnson in the post. He said: “We should let the investigation do its job and publish it’s findings.

MP Kit Malthouse. (54279784)
MP Kit Malthouse. (54279784)

“The prime minister has already apologised for briefly attending the event, and wishes now he had sent everyone back inside to continue working.”

When speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme in relation to a Conservative gathering held on December 18, Mr Malthouse said: “The reassurances I have been given is that none of those rules were broken at Downing Street, that they complied with Covid regulations at the time,”

However, this afternoon (January 14) he told Newbury Today: “As part of my preparation for the media round that morning, I was given those reassurances by the No 10 briefing team. The current investigation will ascertain the facts.”

He added: “I won’t be providing ongoing commentary while that takes place.

“In the meantime, we are continuing with the important job of keeping people safe from the pandemic, protecting people’s jobs, livelihoods and freedoms, growing the economy and levelling up the country.”

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