WYRE Forest MP Mark Garnier has said it was right for the Prime Minister to apologise for attending the Downing Street drinks party.

Boris Johnson gave an apology at PMQs after he had attended a 'bring your own booze' drinks party in the garden at No 10 on May 20, during the first lockdown, but said he had believed it to be a work event.

Government rules at the time stipulated people could only meet one other person from another household outdoors, with advice to remain two metres apart, while larger gatherings with people from other households were not permitted, apart from a few exceptions such as funerals or where it was essential for work purposes.

Schools, non-essential shops, hospitality venues and hairdressers were closed at that time and people were unable to visit loved ones in hospital or care homes.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for the PM's resignation - branding him a "pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road."

Some senior Tories, including Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross and MP William Wragg, have urged the PM to resign.

In response to the apology, Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier said: "I have been following it closely, and I think it was right that the PM made his apology.

"However, there is a live investigation going on into all this and my view is that we should wait until the outcome of Sue Gray's enquiries before making any decisions or taking a firm position.

"Sue, who I know, is very diligent and she will certainly not try to cover things up.

"I have found her to be entirely independent. I expect to be able to trust her report in full.

"Only then can we take an informed view on what has been going on."