Only seven MPs voted against the Partygate report, according to Boris Johnson.

According to a study, Boris Johnson purposefully mislead MPs about lockdown parties at Downing Street. By a margin of 354 to 7, the Commons voted in favour of the report. According to the report of the bipartisan committee, Mr. Johnson repeatedly violated the law when he claimed that Covid regulations had always been observed at No. 10. Several of Mr. Johnson’s allies expressed doubt about the committee’s objectivity and declared they would vote against.

Theresa May, the former prime minister, Penny Mordaunt, and Gillian Keegan, the secretary of education, were among the prominent Conservatives who endorsed the report’s conclusions. Sir Bill Cash, Nick Fletcher, Adam Holloway, Karl McCartney, Joy Morrissey, and Heather Wheeler were among the 118 Conservative MPs who voted in favour. 225 MPs did not cast a ballot, either because they abstained or did not show up to cast a ballot.

According to sources close to the former prime minister, Mr. Johnson had advised his followers not to vote against the report because it had no practical application now that he had gone. However, his detractors claimed the action was taken to conceal the fact that few Tory MPs back him.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak skipped the debate and has resisted disclosing his vote, claiming he didn’t want to sway others’ decisions. The party’s deputy leader Daisy Cooper said: “This refusal to vote says all you need to know about this prime minister’s lack of leadership,” declared Daisy Cooper, the party’s deputy leader.

Supporters of Mr. Johnson shouted out against the report’s conclusions during the discussion. Ms Nici, who served as Mr. Johnson’s parliamentary private secretary, told the lawmakers that she did not see any proof that he intentionally deceived the legislature.

Prior to Labour forcing one, it was unclear whether there would be a formal vote on the report, requiring MPs to declare their vote for, against, or abstention. The Tory MPs had a free vote, which meant that party managers, or “whips,” had not given them instructions on how to cast their ballots. The debate was introduced by Commons Leader Ms. Mordaunt, who declared that she would vote in favour of the report and added, “The integrity of our institutions matter.” However, she asserted that “everyone in the group need to decide up what they want while other people should let them free to do so”.

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