The Oxford Mail today messaged our Conservative MPs: John Howell, Robert Courts, David Johnston and Victoria Prentis to ask what they thought about the Prime Minister’s BYOB party.

Just one replied: to say she was too busy to talk. 

Today Boris Johnson has faced fresh calls for him to resign after a "pathetic" apology for attending a gathering in the garden of Number 10 during the first lockdown on May 20. 

The Prime Minister insisted he believed it had been a “work event” and Downing Street said he had never been sent an email encouraging staff to bring a bottle and “make the most of the lovely weather”.

In the Commons, Mr Johnson said that he attended the party for around 25 minutes to “thank groups of staff” but “with hindsight I should have sent everyone back inside”.

The Prime Minister acknowledged public anger, saying: “I know the rage they feel with me and with the Government I lead when they think in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.”

Lots of MPs have now called on Boris Johnson to quit as the UK's Prime Minister - including Oxford MPs Layla Moran and Anneliese Dodds. 

Just one of the four Conservative politicians that represent constituents in Oxfordshire replied to The Oxford Mail's request for their views. 

Victoria Prentis, MP for Banbury, responded to say she had "no capacity for media due to urgent ministerial commitments and meetings".

John Howell, Robert Courts and David Johnston did not respond to the Oxford Mail's request for comment. 


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