ROMSEY MP Caroline Nokes has said she has no words for the anger she feels towards her government as the prime minister admits he was at the illegal party at no 10.

The prime minister faced mounting pressure to resign as he admitted attending the party during PMQ's on Wednesday afternoon.

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Earlier this week, an email appearing to show Downing Street's private secretary arranging a lockdown-busting drinks gathering in the garden at No.10 was leaked.

It is understood around 100 people were invited to a “bring-your-own-booze” drinks party on May 20 2020. 

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In an email to her constituents, Tory MP for Romsey and Southampton North Ms Nokes said: "I am very conscious I have spent the last 22 months exhorting my constituents to abide by the restrictions placed upon them. By and large they have done the right thing.

"They have been unable to comfort grieving widows at funerals. They have postponed or cancelled significant life events, birthdays, ceremonies, weddings.

"I have no words that can adequately express how angry I am at the 'Don't do as I do, do as I say' attitude that appears to have prevailed in Downing Street.

"I will not try to explain or excuse, but i will certainly apologise to you for the conduct that has come to light."

Ms Nokes was among fellow MPs who also spoke out.

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Labour MP for Southampton Test, Alan Whitehead has described the situation as "incredibly frustrating."

Romsey Advertiser: Labour MP for Southampton Test, Alan WhiteheadLabour MP for Southampton Test, Alan Whitehead

He said: "This behaviour from the prime minister and his inner circle is no longer shocking, coming at the end of a long line of rule bending and breaking over the last year or so.  

"It is incredibly frustrating and upsetting that while the majority of local people were doing the right thing trying to keep their loved ones and wider community safe, Boris Johnson was allegedly having garden parties. 

"Many Southampton people were contacting me at that time, weddings having been cancelled, businesses at risk of closure, mental health suffering. They made untold sacrifices that apparently Boris Johnson and his team were not willing to make. 

"I think they should face the same consequences that others were made to face when they broke the rules during lockdown.

"We cannot have one rule for the government and another for everyone else."

Tory MP for Southampton Itchen, Royston Smith has also voiced his opinion.

Romsey Advertiser: Tory MP for Southampton Itchen, Royston SmithTory MP for Southampton Itchen, Royston Smith

He said: "I don't know if the Prime Minister broke any rules, we'll know more after the enquiry, but whatever the situation with invites and parties, the Prime Minister was outside in his own garden so far as I can tell.

"What I find fascinating is why the media aren't publicly asking who is behind all of these leaks and allegations. That is the real story in my opinion but the media don't seem to want to follow that line of enquiry.

"The prime minister needs to explain what he knows, apologise if necessary and move on. I think most people would have understood that."

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