Bim Afolami has responded to Sue Gray’s initial report into “partygate” at Number 10, which was released yesterday.

The 12-page document was a partial report of her investigation into Downing Street and Whitehall parties – much was held back at the request of the Metropolitan police after an investigation was launched into potential breaches of COVID regulations. 

It did state that 16 events fell within her investigation’s remit and 12 of those are now being investigated by the Met police.

The Hitchin and Harpenden MP has said once the police have completed their investigation, the report should be “published in full”.

“Sue Gray’s report makes clear that there were failures of judgement and leadership in Number 10 during the pandemic at times when families across the country faced significant hardships,” the Tory MP said.