Boris Johnson’s wife ‘apologises unreservedly’ after paying Partygate fine

A spokesman for Carrie Johnson said she had paid the fine relating to a gathering on June 19, 2020

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Boris Johnson’s wife has apologised after she was fined over the Partygate scandal.

A spokesman for Carrie Johnson confirmed that she has since paid the fine relating to a gathering on the afternoon of June 19, 2020.

Ms Johnson “apologises unreservedly” for the incident, the spokesman added.

Both the PM and Chancellor, Rishi Sunak have also been fined, as calls for them to resign continue to grow.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife Carrie has apologised after she was fined
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife Carrie has apologised after she was fined
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also been fined
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also been fined

The news that the pair were being fined were confirmed in a statement by No.10 on Tuesday.

The statement read: "The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices."

A later statement added: “The Met Police have now explained that the FPN issued to the PM will be in relation to the following incident.

“On 19th June 2020 at the Cabinet Room 10 Downing Street between 2pm and 3pm you participated in a gathering of two or more people indoors in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street.”

While the likes of Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon have called for Mr Johnson to resign, Tory MPs have urged the PM not to step down amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.