Boris Johnson accused of 'lockdown birthday bash' in fresh partygate storm.

BORIS Johnson has been engulfed in a fresh partygate storm after admitting to an indoor birthday celebration at the height of the first lockdown.

The Prime Minister turned 56 on June 19, 2020, with No10 confirming staff gathered to wish him well in the Cabinet Room when indoor social mixing was banned.

It is claimed his then fiancée Carrie surprised the PM with a cake and led a chorus of Happy Birthday with at least 30 staff members.

A Downing Street insider last night said: "This was a few people who were in the office saying happy birthday, it was not a party."

ITV News said well-wishers included the interior designer Lulu Lytle, who was at the time in charge of the controversial six-figure revamp of the PM’s flat.

But No10 insisted that the PM was there for “less than ten minutes” after staff had “gathered briefly” after a meeting.

And Boris-defending Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries hit out: “So, when people in an office buy a cake in the middle of the afternoon for someone else they are working in the office with and stop for ten minutes to sing happy birthday and then go back to their desks, this is now called a party?”

It is understood the gathering was already being probed by partygate investigator Sue Gray and will not delay her report expected to land within days.

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