A GROUP of Labour councillors has penned a letter to Conservative MP Simon Fell making a number of demands in light of the recent Downing Street revelations.

It came to light that on May 20, 2020, a drinks party took place in Downing Street involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

While the Prime Minister claimed the meeting was strictly concerning work, he has come under criticism for attending such an event while the country was under strict lockdown measures.

The invitation to the event compelled guests to “bring your own booze".

The letter from Barrow and Furness Labour Party to Mr Fell said: “You will no doubt have heard from many constituents who were unable to see family or friends or even attend their funerals. Many have tragically died without their loved ones around them.

“On December 9, 2021, when discussing other lockdown breaches at Downing Street, you stated that if it is found that wrongdoing took place then you expect that action would be taken against those who breached the rules. It is now clear that the PM has broken his own lockdown rules.”

The letter sets out a series of questions for Mr Fell:

1. Do you agree that the PM has lost the trust of the British public and members of our constituency and should now resign?

2. Will you call for the PM’s resignation if Sue Gray’s investigation finds that the PM has breached lockdown rules by his attendance at the above party or any other parties held at Downing Street during lockdown?

3. Will you call for a full investigation by the Metropolitan police into breaches of lockdown rules at Downing Street?

4. Will you apologise for the people of Barrow and Furness constituency for the double standards at the heart of the Conservative Government?

The letter was signed by 12 Labour councillors, including the Mayor of Ulverston, and Chris Altree, chair of Barrow and Furness Constituency Labour Party.

Mr Fell was contacted but declined to give a response.