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Boris Johnson Seeking to Boost Support as Partygate Yields New Rule-Breaking Claims

More Conservatives in recent days have publicly announced they want a confidence vote on the future of Boris Johnson.

More Conservatives in recent days have publicly announced they want a confidence vote on the future of Boris Johnson.

Photographer: Jessica Taylor/AFP/Getty Images

Boris Johnson is reportedly looking for ways to appease possible Conservative rebels as the partygate affair threatened to reignite over new rule-breaking claims.

Allegations have surfaced that senior civil servant Sue Gray was told about a potential gathering in the Downing Street flat on the evening of the Prime Minister's 56th birthday during her inquiry into No 10 and Whitehall Covid lockdown parties but opted not to investigate.