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New head of No 10 parties investigation ‘unlikely to start from scratch’

Sources say Sue Gray won’t re-interview staff on their knowledge of Downing Street events during Covid restrictions

The new head of an investigation into alleged rule-breaking Downing Street parties has not “started from scratch” and is unlikely to re-interview all government staff who have already been spoken to about their knowledge of the gatherings, the Guardian has been told.

Sources said that Sue Gray, who took over the probe after cabinet secretary Simon Case recused himself when a Christmas event in his own office was revealed, would more likely “pick up” the existing work and look for “holes” in the testimony provided so far.

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