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Met admits not sending Boris Johnson questionnaires over Partygate gatherings

Force accused of ‘deferential policing’ after it confirms not seeking details from PM over two events before deciding not to fine him

Anger over the Partygate scandal has been reignited after Scotland Yard confirmed that it did not send questionnaires to Boris Johnson before deciding against fining him for attending two Downing Street lockdown gatherings.

Fines were issued to other attenders at the gatherings in 2020, including one at No 10 on 13 November, where the prime minister gave a leaving speech for his departing director of communications, Lee Cain, and another in the Cabinet Office on 17 December.

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