Staffer at No 10 basement party 'sent to Co-op with suitcase to fill with wine'

1/14/2022 11:40:00 AM

Eyewitnesses say staff boogied to music DJ’d by special adviser Shelley Williams-Walker.

Downing Street staff who partied the night away at Number 10 during lockdown sent one reveller out with a suitcase to fetch more bottles of wine.

Eyewitnesses say staff boogied to music DJ’d by special adviser Shelley Williams-Walker.

The other leaving do – the one in the basement – was for one of Johnson’s personal photographers and was attended mainly by younger members of staff, according to reports.Witnesses say excessive alcohol was drunk and that both parties were said to have merged in the garden as the evening went on, making a group of 30.

Mr Slack has acknowledged the party took place and apologised, admitting it ‘should not have happened at the time that it did’.In a statement, he added: ‘I am deeply sorry, and take full responsibility’ but declined to comment any further while a civil service-led investigation is being carried out.’

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’ Senior Whitehall civil servant Sue Gray is leading an investigation into a number of alleged Downing Street lockdown parties and could report back as early as next week. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at .