People are “rightly furious” that a party allegedly took place at No 10 Downing Street when lockdown restrictions were in place, a West London Conservative MP has said. 

Bob Blackman, who represents Harrow East, said it was clear that certain rules were in place when the party took place on May 20, 2020 and those who broke them should “face the consequences”. 

An email revealed by ITV News showed up to 100 people were invited by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s principal private secretary Martin Reynolds to a “bring your own booze” garden party at the height of lockdown. 

It is claimed that Mr Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds were among those who attended. 

The party, along with others that were said to have taken place during the 2020 lockdown, is being investigated by senior civil servant Sue Gray. 

Mr Blackman said: “At the time this party took place, key workers on the frontline were working round the clock to keep us all safe, people suffered loneliness and loss in unimaginably tough circumstances and for the majority of the country our freedom was limited to a daily walk. 

“While it is clear what the rules were at the time and it’s right that Sue Gray is looking into this matter independently, people are rightly furious. 

“Many of my constituents have sacrificed so much – not being able to visit sick or grieving relatives or attend  funerals.

“I am clear that those who set the rules must abide by them or face the consequences. 

“We need to wait for the results of the investigation and I trust that all allegations will be thoroughly investigated.”