PM hit by lockdown birthday party claim
Manchester Evening News|January 25, 2022
BORIS Johnson was facing fresh allegations of breaking coronavirus rules, after it emerged staff gathered in No 10 to wish him a happy birthday during the first lockdown.

Downing Street said staff only “gathered briefly” in the Cabinet Room after a meeting, after a report from ITV News suggested up to 30 people attended.

The broadcaster suggested the Prime Minister's wife, Carrie Johnson, had organised the surprise get-together on the afternoon of June 19 2020, when indoor social mixing was banned.

The PA news agency was told that Lulu Lytle, the interior designer behind lavish renovations of his No 10 flat, briefly attended while undertaking work in Downing Street.

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