Responding to the video showing senior Number 10 figures laughing about last year’s Downing Street Christmas Party, Labour’s Andy Abrahams said,
“In 2020 164 people died from Covid in Mansfield. Countless more lost loved ones. We missed special moments, gave up on a family Christmas, and in many case lost the chance to say goodbye. The people of Mansfield followed the rules.
“Now it is clear that not only did Boris Johnson’s Downing Street fail to follow the rules, they laughed about it and then they lied about it. They are laughing at every single person in Mansfield who did their best to help our community get past this terrible virus. And now they are lying to our faces.
“Again and again and again with this government, they let us down then they lie – and now we know they are laughing at us behind the scenes. It’s one rule for them, another for everyone else.”
164 people died from Covid in Mansfield in 2020 see spreadsheet