BORIS Johnson will try to send MPs packing for almost two weeks on Thursday to take the heat out of Partygate.
Parliament will break up days after returning from Easter — and not come back until 女王 opens it again on May 10.
MPs will be sent back to their constituencies to campaign ahead of next week’s local elections — which Downing Street hopes will hamper any Westminster plots.
Tory rebels warned the PM they may try to force him out if, as feared, they lose hundreds of seats.
昨日, ジョンソン氏 hit the campaign trail in Bury and Wales amid growing calls from his own MPs to resign over the lockdown-busting parties.
Asked if he was still an asset in the elections, 彼は言った: “I’m not denying that.
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“I think the greatest asset the Conservatives have are Conservative values and the way that Conservative councillors up and down the country deliver taxpayer value.
“That’s what really matters and I think that’s what people will be focused on.
“And we will be fighting for every vote right up until polling day.”
No10 has insisted the PM has not received any further fixed penalties for violating Covid laws.
その間, Shadow Communities Secretary Lisa Nandy has told Sir Keir Starmer Labour was focusing too much on the parties and should be going all out on the cost of living crisis.