BORIS Johnson will look to send MPs packing to take the heat off Partygate for nearly two weeks on Thursday.
Parliament will dissolve days after its return from Easter – and only come back the Queen it opens again on May 10th.
MPs are sent back to their constituencies to campaign in advance local elections next week – from Downing Street hopes she will hamper any Westminster plans.
Tory rebels have warned the Prime Minister that if they lose hundreds of seats, as feared, they could try to force him to resign.
Yesterday, Mr Johnson entered the campaign in Bury and Wales as his own MPs increasingly called for his resignation over lockdown-busting parties.
When asked if he was still an asset in the election, he said: “I don’t dispute that.
“I think the greatest asset the conservatives are conservative values and the way conservative aldermen across the country deliver taxpayer value.
“That’s what really matters and I think that’s what people will focus on.
“And we will fight for every vote until Election Day.”
No10 has insisted the Prime Minister has not received any further firm penalties for breaching Covid laws.
Meanwhile, shadow communities secretary Lisa Nandy has told Sir Keir Starmer Labor is too focused on the parties and should focus on the cost of living crisis.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18372493/boris-johnson-partygate-mps/ Boris Johnson will try to send MPs home for nearly two weeks to take the heat off Partygate