Labour MP tells GB News 'lying at the despatch box was a resigning matter' after partygate pictures leak

Shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth called on Tory MPs to 'do something about it'

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A Labour MP has appeared on GB News to call for Conservative MPs to get rid of Boris Johnson.

More lying allegations have been fired at the Prime Minister after partygate pictures were leaked of him toasting an event with a glass of wine.

The pictures were taken from a date when Boris previously claimed there was no party.

Appearing on Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, Jonathan Ashworth called on Tory MPs to oust Mr Johnson.

He told GB News: "In the olden days lying at the despatch box was a resigning matter'.

Jonathan Ashworth
Jonathan Ashworth

"They all talk in the corridors about how they want to get rid of him, they’ve got to do something about it."

Mr Ashworth went on to say he did not think Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer broke the law after he was pictured drinking a bottle of beer at a Labour event.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Boris Johnson will be “disappointed” to see the images of him raising a glass at a leaving party during lockdown.

Jonathan Ashworth on GB News
Jonathan Ashworth on GB News

He said “I think we, personally, find them very difficult to look at. I couldn’t see my own dad for four months during this period because he was in hospital and we thought we’d lost him at one point.

“I think actually looking at this as well the Prime Minister will be disappointed.

“I think he’s popped down there to raise a glass and say thank you to a long-term member of staff who is leaving. My view is it shouldn’t have happened”

Mr Shapps declined to call it a party when pressed, instead saying: “It’s certainly a leaving event.”

He also told BBC Breakfast he awaits the Sue Gray report “quite imminently now”.