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In numbers: privileges select committee’s Partygate report

A brief breakdown of the report that found Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament while he was PM

After months of investigation, a cross-party committee of MPs has found that Boris Johnson deliberately misled parliament. Here is the report in numbers:

50,000+ words, including its summary, findings in full, two annexes, two appendices and other contents.

106 pages of excoriating findings about the former prime minister.

90 days that the committee says Johnson should have been suspended for from the House of Commons if he were still an MP. (Johnson formally quit on Monday.)

53 times the word “misled” appears in the report.

30 The number of times Johnson spoke in the House of Commons about the question of Covid compliance at No 10.

10 times the word “disingenuous” appears in the report.

Six “gatherings” at No 10 that the committee initially focused on (20 May 2020, 19 June 2020, 13 and 27 November 2020, 18 December 2020 and 14 January 2021). Johnson attended five and was briefly in close proximity to the one in December 2020.

16 “other gatherings” [in the report’s words] at No 10 and Chequers of which the Cabinet Office supplied new evidence in May.

Seven members of the House of Commons privileges committee who produced the report, including four Tory MPs, two Labour MPs and one SNP MP.

Five photographs of Johnson and others at No 10 in 2020 and 2021 that were reproduced in the report.

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