I know many constituents have contacted me about the recent revelations regarding events in Downing Street.
First and foremost, I want to make it clear that I have not attended any parties in Downing Street myself.
The reports we have all seen in the news are deeply disappointing. Not only do I understand your anger and frustration about the reported parties in Downing Street, I share that anger and frustration.
These reports raise serious questions about the conduct of people working in Downing Street and like you, I want answers to these questions. I believe Sue Gray’s report will address these points. While I welcome the Prime Minister’s apology, I also believe he needs to address these concerns.
Fundamentally, there is no excuse for those who make the rules, to break the rules. Those found to be doing so should be disciplined and face the consequences, with no exceptions.