MP Iain Duncan Smith says that the public is “sick and tired” of the ‘Partygate’ discussions.

The row about Boris Johnson’s leadership has erupted again after reports that a fine has been issued for a second event attended by the Prime Minister.

There were months of denials that the Prime Minister and other members had broken rules over gatherings that took place during lockdowns and Covid restrictions.

No 10 has denied Mr Johnson received another fixed penalty notice for a Downing Street garden event on May 20, 2020, but the report itself has sparked continued conversation whether his leadership should be challenged.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: PAPrime Minister Boris Johnson. Credit: PA

The Chingford and Woodford Green MP has spoken out about the situation to the Guardian and said: “We’ll wait to see what happens at the end of this.

“The majority of the public are sick and tired of the story; Conservative MPs are sick and tired of the story.

“Colleagues may decide it is recoverable. 

“If they reach the decision it’s too damaging, then it’s over. That balance is just sitting waiting.

“I fancy that the local elections and inquiry will put that to rest."