"He's dead, and they partied" - these are the heartbreaking words of a grieving wife that have been broadcast on a big screen outside Tory HQ today.

The message from Beaconsfield resident Fran Hall has been shared in a video released by campaign group Led By Donkeys today amid ongoing fury over allegations of lockdown Downing Street parties.

Fran, who lost her husband to Covid-19, said she wrote to her MP Joy Morrissey twice about her anger over the situation, but says she never got a reply.

Her message is one of many from people in equally heartbreaking situations that have been broadcast outside the Conservative Party's headquarters in London on a huge screen as part of a campaign by activists Led By Donkeys.


Fran said: "This is a message for Joy Morrissey. Ms Morrissey, you are my MP.

"I wrote to you twice last week. I wrote to tell you how furious I am about the reports of what's been happening in Downing Street, by the people at the heart of government, by the people who lead the party you are MP for.

"You haven't even bothered to write back to me. You haven't even given me the courtesy of a reply when I wrote to tell you about my anger at what has been happening while we followed the rules.

"I have spent the whole of this last year and a half grieving for the man I loved. He's dead. And they partied. And you don't even answer."

Boris Johnson has today rejected calls to resign as his future hangs in the balance amid ongoing fury over the party allegations during lockdown.

Appearing at Prime Minister's questions this morning, he insisted he was “getting on with the job”, although he acknowledged there were people who “want me out of the way”.

Westminster is awaiting the release of senior official Sue Gray’s report into alleged lockdown-busting parties in Number 10 and Whitehall.

The report has not yet been released, but an indication of how damaging it could be for the Government came when Scotland Yard chief Dame Cressida Dick announced a police inquiry was being carried out, based in part on evidence obtained by the Gray investigation.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer suggested Mr Johnson had misled Parliament about Downing Street parties, something which would normally require a minister to resign.

Asked if he would now quit, the Prime Minister said: “No.”

In a statement, Ms Morrissey said: "My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to Mrs Hall on the loss of her husband.

"Having lost a close family member myself in the last year I know how utterly devastating it is.

"I have written back to Mrs Hall and I always welcome my constituents sharing their views with me.”