Bolton residents have reacted angrily after Boris Johnson apologised for attending a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020.

The Prime Minister spoke at Prime Minister's Question Time (PMQs) yesterday, for the first time since a new leak revealed he had attended a gathering at Downing Street.

The Covid restrictions at the time stated that those wishing to meet up must do so outside and with just one other person while keeping a two-metre distance.

This comes after a photograph showing Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie with other high-profile Tory MPs in the Downing Street garden on 15 May 2020 was recently leaked.

Labour leader Keir Starmer led calls for Mr Johnson to resign in parliament saying: "There we have it. After months of deceit and deception, the pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road."

While MPs called for Johnson's resignation at PMQs, The Bolton News spoke to people in the town centre to see what they thought should happen next.

Chris Taylor, 67, spoke angrily about the Prime Minister's conduct and thinks it's time for him to step down after the latest leaks.

He said: "He's telling everybody not to do it (break the rules) and then he goes and does it."

Janet Tregilgas, 65, who stopped short of calling for the Prime Minister's resignation believed he would fail to win the next election.

She said: "It's disgusting! He's not doing his job."

Others took to social media to show their anger at the latest Downing Street leak.

Karen Morris said: “Time to go Boris, we’re not listening to you anymore! Obviously it’s Covid for us (deadly) but not for you!! Rules for one and rules for another.”

Nicholas Eccles believes it might come down to the public to remove Mr Johnson at the next election saying: “He'll never resign! He'll have to be either kicked out by the Tories or we kick him out in a general election. Sadly I don't think either of these options will happen for a long time yet...”

A new poll by Savanta ComRes has revealed that two-thirds of the country now wants the Prime Minister to resign following the apparent rule break.

It also showed that 42 per cent of Conservative voters believe that Mr Johnson should go.

Despite his apology, Johnson claimed that the gathering was technically within the law as he believed it was a 'work event'.

He added: "I regret the way the event I have described was handled. I bitterly regret it. And wish that we could have done things differently."