Labour leader Keir Starmer hit out at Boris Johnson over reports that Downing Street hosted a Christmas party last December while London was in a Stage 3 lockdown. 

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions today in the Commons, Starmer said: “Does the prime minister really expect the country to believe that while people were banned from seeing their loved ones at Christmas last year, it was fine for him and his friends to throw a boozy party in Downing Street?”

The prime minister didn’t contest the allegations, but said: “all guidance was followed completely at Number Ten.”