An East Lancashire MP has spoken out after Boris Johnson's apology for attending a No.10 lockdown party.

Earlier on Wednesday, during Prime Minister's Questions, Boris Johnson admitted he attended the party on May 20 2020, but said he thought it was a 'work event'.

In retaliation, MP for Blackburn, Kate Hollern, said his apology was a 'slap in the face' for the millions of people who adhered to lockdown rules.

Ms Hollern said: "As usual the Prime Minister continues to take the British Public for fools.

"His ‘apology’ in PMQs today was another slap in the face for the millions of people in this country that followed the rules, that stopped seeing their families, friends and those closest to them.

"It’s a slap in the face to our heroic key workers on the frontline, who still continue to risk their lives.

"As my colleague, Karl Turner (the member for Kingston upon Hull) said, he didn’t apologise for breaking the rules – he apologised because he got caught in the act.

"His ridiculous claim that he had no idea he was at a party proves Boris Johnson has no shame and will continue to lie to save his own back.

"Rather than ‘wait for the enquiry’, the honourable thing now to do is for Boris Johnson to properly apologise for his blatant breaking of the rules and resign.

"It’s really quite simple Prime Minister."