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Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey supports Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'sincere' apology after Downing Street garden party

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A Suffolk MP has shown her support for Boris Johnson after he apologised during Prime Minister's Questions yesterday for attending a Downing Street garden party while the country was in lockdown in May 2020.

Thérèse Coffey, Suffolk Coastal MP, posted on Twitter yesterday evening to say she had been at PMQs and believed the PM had been 'sincere' with his apology.

"I saw how sincere the PM was and I know how he has worked tirelessly to tackle coronavirus, striving to protect lives and livelihoods," Ms Coffey added.

The Conservative MP also retweeted, and said she agreed with, a post from her colleague and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, who said the Prime Minister had taken 'full responsibility' for the hurt and anger people were feeling about the party.

"The inquiry should now be allowed to [do] its work and establish the full facts of what happened," Ms Dorries added.

It comes after we asked Suffolk residents earlier in the week if they thought Mr Johnson should resign as Prime Minister.

The majority of people felt he should now step down, with one saying: "He and everyone who attended should be sacked and then prosecuted for breaking the law.

"People were unable to visit their dying relatives or attend loved ones funerals, when these MPs were busy having an illegal party!!"

And when we asked Suffolk's seven Conservative MPs earlier in the week for their thoughts on the latest lockdown party scandal, for the most part, they remained tight-lipped on the subject.