As it happened: Boris fends off calls to resign despite damning 'Partygate' report

31 January 2022, 13:03 | Updated: 31 January 2022, 18:00

By Asher McShane

Boris Johnson has faced MPs in the Commons after giving a statement on Sue Gray's long-awaited and 'pared down' partygate report.

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The Prime Minister issued a humiliating apology following the damning findings.

He faced several calls to share Ms Gray's full report as soon as possible, while Opposition parties insisted he resign.

Meanwhile, the Met has confirmed that officers are reviewing more than 300 images and 500 pages of information handed over from the Cabinet Office.

Downing Street previously said it would publish the Gray report in the "full form it has received" from the inquiry team, but did not commit to publishing a fuller version in the future.

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Asked why the release has so far been characterised as an "update", the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "It's a reflection of the fact there is an ongoing police investigation and the Met have been clear about what their expectations are about what can or cannot be put in the public domain while that's ongoing."

However, the PM refused to commit to publishing the report in full in the Commons.

You can see the developments around Sue Gray's partygate report as they happened below.

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