Johnson caught in party door scandal | UK Conservative Party chairman says he won’t ask for resignation

The chairman of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, Oliver Dowden, said on January 17 that he would not ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign, but said Johnson had to deal with government cultural issues that led to staff gatherings during the lockdown.

The Prime Minister’s Office has been caught up in the scandal of holding a “lockdown party” more than once. First, it was revealed in January 2022 that he violated the epidemic prevention regulations in May 2020 and invited officials to hold a party in the garden of the Prime Minister’s Office. Johnson publicly apologized in Parliament on January 12. The British “Telegraph” revealed on January 14 that the Prime Minister’s Office held two farewell parties on the eve of Prince Philip’s funeral on April 16, 2021. The Prime Minister’s Office apologized for the incident on the 14th.

Some MPs in the Conservative Party and the Labour Party have called for Johnson to resign. But Oliver Dowden said he would not ask Johnson to resign.

Oliver Dowden said on Sky News on the 17th: “We need to find out the facts and then the Prime Minister needs to respond effectively and address the cultural issues in Downing Street (the Prime Minister’s Office).”