COVID Restrictions

A response from Sir Peter Bottomley MP
regarding events at 10 Downing Street


Response from Sir Peter

Thank you to those contacting me about events at Downing Street.  


I knew nothing of events taking place there a year ago and know little more now. 


It has not been my habit to comment in public or in private on political leaders. 


The Prime Minister has initiated an investigation into this matter to establish all the facts and report back as soon as possible.

We have heard his apology in the House.


We should wait to understand and appreciate the chronology and full information before making a judgment.

I appreciate the anger felt by people across the country.

Many have made enormous personal sacrifices throughout the pandemic and any notion that the people responsible for setting the rules may not have been following those rules is extremely disheartening.  

If it is found that Covid rules were broken, then there will be disciplinary action for those involved. 


In the meantime, I plan to go on working to assist constituents facing life-challenging difficulties and tackling injustice locally, nationally and abroad. 


If my team or I can ever help you, a loved one or a neighbour with an issue they are facing please feel to be in touch.