Partygate: Boris Johnson seeks to delay vote on investigation

BBC News says the government will attempt to delay a decision over an investigation into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs about lockdown parties.

Partygate: Boris Johnson seeks to delay vote on investigation

BBC News says the government will attempt to delay a decision over an investigation into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs about lockdown parties.

MPs were set to vote on Thursday on a Labour plan for a Commons committee to investigate his past comments about Whitehall gatherings.

But ministers now say that vote should wait until probes by the Met Police and civil servant Sue Gray have finished.

Some rebel Tory MPs were threatening to vote with Labour, or not at all.

Mr Johnson will miss the vote himself as he is making an official trip to India.

Speaking on the flight to Gujarat, Mr Johnson told reporters he will fight the next general election and would not say if there were any circumstances under which he would resign.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-61170379

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