Live

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.

Here are the morning's developments as they happened.

Happening Now

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Bridget Jones set to return for fourth film when cult rom-com starring Renee Zellweger begins filming later this year

Bridget Jones set to return for fourth film when cult rom-com starring Renee Zellweger begins filming later this year

An aircraft launching from USS Dwight D Eisenhower during flight operations in the Red Sea

US and UK strike Houthi sites in Yemen amid surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Residents voting in the South Carolina Republican primary

Trump enters South Carolina primary looking to embarrass Haley in her home state

Britain and US strike more than a dozen targets in Yemen in response to ongoing attacks on shipping in Red Sea

Britain and US strike more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen following Red Sea shipping attacks

World leaders laid flowers in tribute to killed soldiers as they joined Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine

Western leaders rally around Kyiv as Ukraine marks invasion anniversary

Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit has launched a murder investigation in the affulent commuter town Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Murder investigation launched and man, 39, arrested after woman, 40, found fatally injured in Beaconsfield

Stan Bowles, QPR legend and former England 'maverick', dies age 75 following battle with Alzheimer's disease

Stan Bowles, QPR legend and former England 'maverick' footballer, dies age 75 following battle with Alzheimer's disease

Three female MPs have been issued with bodyguards and cars amid growing concern for politicians' safety

Three female MPs issued with 'taxpayer-funded bodyguards and cars' amid growing safety concerns

A picture of Alexei Navalny next to flowers in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin

Body of Russian opposition leader Navalny handed over to his mother, aide says

Destroyed residential buildings in Rafah

Israeli officials to meet over proposed pause in Gaza fighting

Wendy Williams thanks supporters for 'love and kind words' after she is diagnosed with same rare form of dementia as Bruce Willis

Wendy Williams thanks supporters for 'love and kind words' after she is diagnosed with same rare form of dementia as Bruce Willis

Competitors battle in a muddy pool at the Florida Man Games

Tank-topped teams compete in spoof sporting event in Florida

Children are seen in a building destroyed in an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, February 22

'Progress' made in Gaza ceasefire talks after Hamas 'drop some of its demands' that could see Israeli hostages released

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazilian president accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza

Alexei Navalny's body handed to mother after 'three-hour ultimatum' over late Russian opposition figure's burial

Alexei Navalny's body handed to mother after 'three-hour ultimatum' over late Russian opposition figure's burial

French President Emmanuel Macron at the agriculture fair

Macron booed by French farmers as he visits Paris agricultural fair