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Tories call for Boris Johnson to quit as MP to avoid Partygate inquiry

PM’s allies brand investigation a ‘witch-hunt’ as others call for him to stand down to avoid further damage

Conservatives MPs want to do a deal with Boris Johnson for him to quit parliament and in return axe the inquiry into whether he misled them over Partygate, as allies of the prime minister branded it a “witch-hunt”.

Although he is due to leave No 10 in less than a month, a Commons privileges committee inquiry is still ongoing into the prime minister’s initial denials in December last year that any Covid laws were broken during lockdown.

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