Salisbury MP John Glen has said that he has no knowledge beyond what is being reported in the media of the alleged lockdown gathering at Downing Street.

A leaked email, obtained by ITV, suggests around 100 members of staff were invited to "socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden" on May 20, 2020.

It was allegedly sent by Martin Reynolds, Principal Private Secretary to The Prime Minister, asking them to "bring your own booze" to Downing Street that evening.

The lockdown rules at the time stated that you could only see one other person outside your house at a time, outdoors and at a two-metre distance.

On the same day, the then Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said in a No 10 press conference that general public could only meet one person outside their households in an outdoor public place, while staying two metres apart.

Salisbury MP John Glen has responded to the allegations.

The MP, who is also Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, said: "I wasn’t invited to a party or gathering of any kind and I know no more about it than what is being reported in the media.

"All breaches of the rules should be acknowledged and dealt with appropriately, and I trust that is what the inquiry will achieve."

The Metropolitan Police confirmed it is in contact with the Whitehall department to investigate the allegations.

Read more: Police are in contact with officials after alleged No 10 garden party

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