A MAJORITY of voters believe Boris Johnson should quit over the Downing Street Christmas party scandal, according to a new poll.

Around one third of Tory voters also believe the Prime Minister should resign in the wake of the row.

The Prime faced calls from SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to go as he pressed him over claims a party was thrown at Number 10 last December while London was in Tier 3 restrictions.

Anger intensified after leaked footage showed the PM's former press secretary Allegra Stratton laughing about the event at a mock press conference staged a few days later.

Senior Tories, including former Scottish Conservative leader Baroness Ruth Davidson, have blasted Johnson over the fiasco.

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However, the row also appears to be causing anger among voters with many people speaking of missing out on seeing loved ones in their final hours as they stuck by the Government's coronavirus rules.

A snap poll from Savanta ComRes found that 54% said the PM should resign, including 33% of people who voted for the Conservatives at the 2019 General Election.

Around three quarters (76%) said he should apologise, including 67% of Conservative voters from two years ago.

Three in ten (29%) said they are less likely to follow government Covid rules as a result of the row.

Chris Hopkins, political research director at Savanta ComRes said: "As the Prime Minister continues to refuse to acknowledge the party or admit that there was a breach of Covid guidelines, it’s clear from this poll that the public are taking a dim view of the scandal, with an overwhelming majority saying that the government have let the public, the NHS and, crucially, those who have lost loved ones to Covid, down."

Savanta ComRes interviewed 1036 UK adults aged 18 and older online on December 8, 2021.

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