FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has led calls for Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to resign after it emerged they will both be issued fines for breaches of Covid-19 regulations in Downing Street and Whitehall.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor will be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices in relation to Operation Hillman, which is investigating lockdown parties and rule breaches at the top of the UK Government.

Not long after the news broke on Tuesday, opposition politicians called for both Johnson and Sunak to quit in the wake of the revelations.

READ MORE: Keir Starmer confronted by Glasgow protester: 'Do I deserve to go to prison?'

The FM said Johnson should resign and take his "out of touch chancellor with him".

She tweeted: "Boris Johnson must resign. He broke the law and repeatedly lied to parliament about it.

"The basic values of integrity and decency - essential to the proper working of any parliamentary democracy - demand that he go. And he should take his out of touch chancellor with him."

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said Johnson’s position is “completely untenable”, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said both must resign and that the Tories are “unfit to govern”.

A No 10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices.

“We have no further details, but we will update you again when we do.”

After the news broke, opposition politicians took to social media to call for both Johnson and Sunak to stand down.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak told to resign over partygate finesJohnson and Sunak have both been told to resign over partygate fines

Scotland's Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson said: "The Prime Minister has broken the law.

"He must now resign."

Labour leader Starmer called on both the Prime Minister and Chancellor to resign.

READ MORE: 'Overreaction' to call for Lorna Slater to be removed over trans comments

He said: “Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law and repeatedly lied to the British public. They must both resign.

“The Conservatives are totally unfit to govern. Britain deserves better.”

Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy joined the resignation calls.

He tweeted: “Criminality and lies at the heart of government. Led by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak told to resign over partygate finesBlackford said the PM must resign amid the revelations

“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak must resign now for breaking the laws they enforced on us all.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tweeted: “A Prime Minister who breaks the laws his Government makes and then lies about it isn’t fit for office.

“Families made huge sacrifices and obeyed the law. Many said their last goodbyes to loved ones on the phone while the Prime Minister partied.

“Boris Johnson must resign.”

And, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey tweeted: “This is a government in crisis neglecting a country in crisis.

“Parliament must be recalled for a vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister.”