The Liberal Democrats have now paid cash to advertise the Mirror’s story displaying the picture of Tory aides holding a “raucous” social gathering throughout lockdown final 12 months.
The Lib Dems are selling the picture to voters on Fb in North Shropshire forward of the by-election which will probably be held on Thursday, with the caption “Inform them the social gathering’s over.”
The Lib Dems slammed the Conservatives after the Mirror broke the story of “Shaun Bailey and his mates dwelling it” throughout lockdown.
As a result of the Tories assume they’re above the legislation, they assume the foundations apply to you and never them 😕#ShaunBailey #ChristmasParty #ToriesPartiedWhilePeopleDied #BorisOut #ToriesOut pic.twitter.com/gqRVqymZjJ
— William O’Malley 🖖🏳️🌈🇪🇺 (@OMalleyWilliam) December 14, 2021
Liberal Democrat well being spokesperson Daisy Cooper mentioned the brand new photograph exhibits “simply how rotten Johnson’s Conservative Celebration has change into.”
Cooper mentioned, “The picture of Bailey and his mates dwelling it up at Conservative HQ whereas the British public have been locked down and the NHS was saving lives, is one other punch to the abdomen to everybody who adopted the foundations.
“From No 10 to Tory HQ, the slew of rule-breaking revelations present that Boris Johnson has set a really low bar for requirements inside his social gathering and his presence in Downing Avenue is eroding public belief.”
The picture which appeared confirmed 24 Tory aides crowded collectively on the Tories Westminster HQ in room throughout lockdown final 12 months, with billionaire Tory donor Nick Sweet.
The occasion was organised by Shaun Bailey who was operating for the London Meeting police and crime committee on the time.
Bailey was approached by the Mirror on Tuesday night after the blatant breach of Covid legal guidelines on 14 December 2020 after which instantly resigned as chair of the London Meeting’s police and crime committee.