MOST Tory voters believe that Boris Johnson has lied to Parliament about parties in Downing Street, according to a new poll.

A survey conducted by YouGov found that 61% of people who voted for the Tories in the 2019 General Election believe the Prime Minister has lied to Parliament, with 51% of those saying they would still vote for the Conservatives. 

Overall, 75% of people surveyed in the poll believe Johnson has lied about the partygate scandal.

The poll comes as MPs vote in the House of Commons on whether to launch a parliamentary investigation into whether the Prime Minister intentionally misled Parliament on the Downing Street parties. 

The Prime Minister has been fined by the Metropolitan Police for breaching his own lockdown rules on social gatherings for events held in No 10. Prior to the announcement of the fine, Johnson told MPs in Parliament that no parties had taken place. The Prime Minister has subsequently apologised for the role he played in the scandal. 

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Another YouGov poll found that 66% of people did not believe that the Prime Minister was genuinely sorry for breaking the rules. In the regional breakdown of the same poll, 78% of Scots also believed Johnson was not genuinely sorry.