Boris Johnson & Rishi Sunak Will Receive Fines For Breaking Their Own Covid Lockdown Rules

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

12 Apr 2022

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been notified that they will be issued with fines for breaking lockdown rules.

More than 30 partygate fines were announced by the Met this morning, bringing the number of confirmed Covid breaches on government premises to more than 50.

The police said they would not be naming all of those who received the fines, but the government had promised to reveal if Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak were among them.

A Downing street spokesperson said: “The prime minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices.

“We have no further details, but we will update you again when we do.”

Met detectives began investigating 12 events held across government in January following an internal inquiry by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

Boris Johnson is thought to have been at up to six of the gatherings.