CALLS have been made by Cornwall Labour party for the leader of the Tory led Cornwall Council to publicly condemn 'boozy parties' held at Downing Street during lockdown.

The calls follows the Prime Minister Boris Johnson's apology in parliament on Wednesday for attending a gathering in May 2020 while the country was in lockdown.

And today more revelations in the Daily Telegraph that staff members were drinking and dancing in Number 10 on the eve of Prince Phillip's funeral when the Queen was forced to mourn alone.

Cornwall Labour party has now called on Cornwall Council Leader Linda Taylor to condemn the Prime Minister’s actions.

The Labour Group on Cornwall Council has written to Cllr Taylor requesting that she publicly condemn the Prime Minister and his team for the drinks event held in the Downing Street garden in May 2020, as the country remained in lockdown.

In the letter, they said that “It is behaviour that needs calling out, regardless of political persuasion”, and cited the anger that residents are feeling as a result of the party. They say despite Boris Johnson’s “apology” at Prime Minister’s Questions many things remain unanswered.

Commenting on the letter, Cllr Jayne Kirkham Labour group leader and Falmouth town and county councillor said: "People across Cornwall pulled together to protect lives and livelihoods as we came through some of the darkest months of the pandemic.

“Bereaved families, our key workers and all those that diligently followed the rules have been mocked by Boris Johnson.

"Cllr Taylor must choose - are they on the side of those who followed the rules to protect the NHS and save lives, or the out of touch Tory Government who did not follow the rules that they set themselves."

Cornwall Council have been asked for a response.

The Packet has also asked for a statement from Truro and Falmouth Tory MP Cherilyn Mackrory this week in response to the revelations about the "parties" but has yet to receive a reply.