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Partygate is a political scandal in the United Kingdom about gatherings of government and Conservative Party staff during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, when public health restrictions prohibited most gatherings. The scandal contributed to Boris Johnson's downfall as Prime Minister and his resignation as an MP.
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Partygate: Fines issued over rule breaches at Conservative Campaign HeadquartersTwo dozen fines have been issued over COVID rule breaches at Conservative Campaign Headquarters.
'The wallpaper was yellow, not gold': Boris Johnson's Downing Street decorator addresses 'missed opportunity'The designer who refurbished Boris Johnson's Downing Street flat has spoken out about the "missed opportunity" to promote British craftwork after being caught up in 'Partygate' and the scandal around..
Prospective peer involved in Partygate row 'should look in the mirror and decide whether to accept honour'A prospective peer who is facing a further police probe over a lockdown-breaking party should "look in the mirror and decide whether or not they should accept such awards", an ex-minister has said.
Police reopening investigation and launch fresh probe into partygate allegationsThe Metropolitan Police have reopened one of their Partygate investigations and launched a fresh probe.
Partygate: Who was at the Conservative Christmas party during COVID lockdown?A new video has emerged showing Conservative staff dancing and drinking during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The key findings of privileges committee report that sealed Boris Johnson's fateAfter months of investigation, the report into whether Boris Johnson lied to parliament over Partygate has finally been published.
Partygate committee not a 'kangaroo court', Michael Gove saysMichael Gove has defended the Privileges Committee investigating partygate after Boris Johnson described the group of MPs as a "kangaroo court".
Partygate aides named in Boris Johnson's resignation honours list but others miss outPolitical aides who worked with Boris Johnson during the partygate scandal are among those who have been nominated for honours in his resignation list.
Partygate inquiry chair Harriet Harman was in personal contact with Sue Gray in early stages of probeHarriet Harman, the chair of parliament's partygate inquiry, was in personal contact with Sir Keir Starmer's incoming chief of staff Sue Gray while she was still a civil servant.
Sue Gray refused to co-operate with investigation into Labour talks, minister revealsPartygate investigator Sue Gray chose not to participate in an inquiry looking at talks she held with Labour over joining as its chief of staff.
Partygate inquiry: Five striking moments from Boris Johnson's evidenceThe long-awaited appearance of Boris Johnson in front of parliament's privileges committee took place today, seeing him answer three hours of questions over partygate.
Partygate inquiry unlikely to drive stake through the heart of Boris Johnson's political careerLove him or hate him, everyone knows that Boris Johnson thrives on being the centre of attention.
Boris Johnson faces fight for his political career after Partygate reportBoris Johnson is facing a fight for his political career after MPs said evidence strongly suggests breaches of COVID rules would have been "obvious" to the then-PM.
Partygate report put civil servants in 'difficult position', says cabinet secretaryAppointing civil servants to investigate the prime minister's conduct puts them "in a genuinely difficult position", says the cabinet secretary.
Long-awaited Partygate report to be published - after deadline for any objections passesThe long-awaited Sue Gray partygate report is finally set to be published this week - with the deadline for Downing Street officials to object to being named in it passed.
Partygate purge or 'Drowning Street'? Reactions to a dramatic day of departures from Number 10Former Downing Street chief adviser Dominic Cummings has encouraged government ministers to "push what is falling" amid a growing number of resignations from Boris Johnson's backroom staff.