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Boris Johnson makes last-minute representations to privileges committee | Politics News

Boris Johnson has made eleventh-hour representations to the privileges committee before it publishes a report which is expected to find that he deliberately misled parliament.

A spokesman for the inquiry said it was “dealing with” further submissions received from the former prime minister at 11.57pm on Monday.

It came as the panel of MPs examining claims that Mr Johnson lied to parliament over “partygate” met to conclude its inquiry.

Their report was expected to be published as early as Wednesday after Mr Johnson quit as an MP having received a draft copy of its findings.

In an explosive 1,000-word statement, he accused the cross-party committee of “bias” and claimed he was the victim of a “witch-hunt”.

It has been suggested that – before his shock resignation – the panel had been discussing a 20-day suspension, triggering a recall petition and potential by-election.

He cannot be suspended now he has resigned, but he could be refused a parliamentary pass offered to former MPs, a sanction imposed on former speaker John Bercow after a bullying report.

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