THE HARWICH mayor has called the leader of Tendring Council to publicly condemn the Prime Minister's actions following the 'bring your own booze party'.

In a letter sent to Conservative leader Neil Stock, councillor Ivan Henderson says " this is behaviour that needs calling out, no matter the political persuasion”.

This comes as PM Boris Johnson is once again facing calls to resign after a leaked email revealed Downing Street staff were invited to a gathering in May 2020 at the height of lockdown.

Mr Henderson, who is also leader of the Labour Group, has addressed the anger and frustration of Tendring residents.

Commenting on the letter, he said: “People across Tendring pulled together to protect lives and livelihoods as we came through some of the darkest months of the pandemic.

"Bereaved families, our key workers and all those that diligently followed the rules have been mocked by Boris Johnson.

"Local Conservative councillors must choose – are they on the side of those who followed the rules to protect the NHS and save lives, or the out of touch Tory government who treat them with contempt.”