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Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament in Partygate scandal with 'unprecedented, serious contempt,' report finds

15 June 2023, 08:10 | Updated: 15 June 2023, 12:51

Boris Johnson pictured jogging this morning and right, at a gathering in Downing Street on November 13 2020
Boris Johnson pictured jogging this morning and right, at a gathering in Downing Street on November 13 2020. Picture: Alamy/ UK Government

By Asher McShane and Will Taylor

The long-awaited findings from the Privileges Committee over whether Boris Johnson misled Parliament were released today.

A cross-party group of MPs had been examining whether Mr Johnson knowingly or recklessly misled Parliament when he claimed to know nothing about lockdown-busting parties.

The former prime minister was examined by MPs on the Committee in March, with its 30,000-page report released this morning.

It found he deliberately misled parliament on multiple occasions and committed 'serious contempt' of an 'unprecedented' nature as he was prime minister at the time.

Mr Johnson ultimately quit as an MP last week meaning the committee was unable to suspend him.

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