Met Police will not issue further ‘Partygate’ fines before local elections

The Metropolitan Police have announced that they will not issue any further fines “Partygate” fines before May 5th’s local elections.

A Met spokesman said this afternoon: “Whilst the investigation will continue during the pre-election period due to the restrictions around communicating before the May local elections, we will not provide further updates until after 5 May.”

Reports indicate that senior officers are concerned about the possibility of the investigation influencing the elections.

Last week an official spokesperson confirmed that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were fined over the PM’s 2020 birthday gathering, stating: “on 19th June 2020 at the Cabinet Room 10 Downing Street between 1400 and 1500 you participated in a gathering of two or more people indoors in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street”.


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Scotland Yard has issued 50 fines so far for gatherings in Downing Street or Whitehall during lockdown restrictions.

The Metropolitan Police has issued fines to over 17.700 people for breaking Covid laws, including 113 for hosting a gathering with more than 30 people.