SOUTH West Wiltshire’s Lib Dems have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report was published and the Partygate scandal came to a head.

The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of “failing the country” and added that while thousands in Wiltshire made sacrifices, Boris Johnson’s Number 10 partied.

The Liberal Democrats have also branded Conservative MPs supporting Boris Johnson as “insulting local people’s sacrifices.”

The Sue Gray report includes pictures of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak together at a birthday party.

The report came with a damning line to Boris Johnson’s Government saying: “the senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture.”

Ellen Nicholson, the Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for South West Wiltshire, said: “South West Wiltshire has been completely taken for granted. While local residents made sacrifices, Johnson’s Number 10 partied. They think it’s one rule for them and another for the rest of us. 

“The Sue Gray report is an insult to local people’s sacrifices during the pandemic. We have all seen the pictures. It’s clear they think they can take the British public for fools.

“Whilst people in Wiltshire were making heart-breaking sacrifices, we know Boris Johnson’s Downing Street was the scene of raucous parties and disgraceful behaviour. It is time Johnson did the decent thing and resigned.

“The Liberal Democrats increased their vote share in 2019 general elections and came a clear second in the 2021 local elections.

“At the next election here it will be a clear choice between Boris Johnson’s Conservative candidate and the hard working local Liberal Democrats. It is time we restored decency and integrity to our politics and finally get rid of this out-of-touch Conservative Government.”

South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison North Wiltshire MP James Gray have yet to comment on the Sue Gray Report but Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan said: “The PM has repeatedly apologised, taken full responsibility and implemented radical operational change at N10.

"As a nation I hope we can now come together to tackle some of the biggest issues of our time - mainly the global cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine.

“There has been a great deal of anger and hurt over some unacceptable behaviour at Downing Street which is why I think it’s so important that people can now read the details in Sue Gray’s report.”

The link to the Sue Gray report is here.