Labour Group Leader, Cllr Nick Peel, has written to Mark Logan MP and Chris Green MP, the boroughs 2 Conservative MPs, requesting they publicly condemn the Prime Minister and his team for the drinks event held in the Downing Street garden in May 2020, as the country remained in lockdown.
In the letter, Cllr Peel said that “it is behaviour that needs calling out, no matter political persuasion”, and cited the anger that constituents are feeling as a result of the party. Despite Boris Johnson’s “apology” at Prime Minister’s Questions many things remain unanswered.
Cllr Peel added:
“People across Bolton and the nation pulled together to protect lives and livelihoods as we came through some of the darkest months of the pandemic.”
“Bereaved families, our key workers and all those that diligently followed the rules have been mocked by Boris Johnson.”
“Our local Tory MPs must choose – are they on the side of those who followed the rules to protect the NHS and save lives, or the out of touch Tory Government who treat them with contempt?”