Shocked Mayor Andy Street was in disbelief at reports of a party on Downing Street during the first national lockdown.
The Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, whose mother Jacky died of Covid last year, said it was “pretty incredible” to hear about the gathering in Garden # 10 when the land was under restrictions.
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The 58-year-old told BBC Radio WM he was “very hungry” to find out what happened.
According to reports based on emails leaked to ITV News, up to 100 people died on March 20th.
At the time, large gatherings were forbidden, and even outdoor meetings with people outside of your household were limited to just one more person.
The latest reveal is based on several allegations from Christmas celebrations that took place at 10 Downing Street and other government agencies in December 2020 as the nation prepared for its first Christmas under lockdown restrictions.
“When I saw this, I thought I can’t really believe this if I’m being honest,” he said.
“It was May 2020, a time when we were all restricted. My idea of going out was, frankly, going down the canal with a friend and I’m sure there are a lot of people in the West Midlands who have their own memories of “what they did in May 2020.
“So yeah, it’s very hard to believe.”
The politician announced that his mother died of Covid-19 in February 2021 at Heartlands Hospital. He also paid tribute to the NHS staff who took care of his beloved mother in their final days.
Mr. Street said an investigation into suspected Downing Street parties would hopefully find out who left.
“What we don’t know is whether the prime minister was there. I can’t comment on that, of course, but that’s why the investigation has to come,” he added.
“And I am sure that if the investigation finds out the facts, it will act on the conclusions and consequences.”
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