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Ynys Môn MP urged to refer herself to police after attending drinks event during Covid

27 Jun 2023 3 minute read
Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie

The leader of Ynys Môn County Council has called for Virginia Crosbie, the island’s Conservative MP, to refer herself to police after she apologised for attending a drinks event in Parliament while Covid restrictions were still in place.

The Guido Fawkes website reported yesterday (26 June) that Ms Crosbie was the co-host of an alleged drinks event on December 8 2020, with the site quoting a WhatsApp message from Baroness Jenkin describing the event as “joint birthday drinks” to mark the pair turning 54 and 65 respectively.

Ms Crosbie, a former parliamentary private secretary to ex-health secretary Matt Hancock, confirmed the event took place but said she had not sent out any invitation.

“Regarding reports of an event held on 8th December 2020 I would like to set out the facts,” she said in a statement.

“The invitation for this event was not sent out by me. I attended the event briefly, I did not drink and I did not celebrate my birthday. I went home shortly after to be with my family.

“I apologise unreservedly for a momentary error of judgment in attending the event.”


“Ms Crosbie has shown complete contempt towards the people she represents,” Plaid Cymru Leader of the County Council, Llinos Medi said.

“The people of Ynys Môn will be incredibly disappointed to learn that their Member of Parliament, Virginia Crosbie, broke Covid lockdown rules by partying in London in December 2020.

“As Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, at the time, Ms Crosbie would have been well aware that she was breaking the rules by attending a birthday party along with several other Conservative MPs.

“We are well aware of her readiness to blame politicians for any transgressions.

“By partying in London whilst we on Anglesey were keeping to the rules, Ms Crosbie has shown complete contempt towards the people she represents and for the laws she was partly responsible in creating.

“Under the circumstances, I would hope Ms Crosbie refers herself to the Metropolitan Police and to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner so that they can investigate if the party was illegal and if any further action is necessary.”

Welsh Labour’s candidate for Ynys Môn at the next general election, Ieuan Môn Williams also criticised the MP.

“I understand why people have become sceptical about politics given the standard of behaviour, lies, and law breaking we have seen over the last few years,” he said.

“It is a slap in the face to all those decent people who followed the rules and did the right thing, often at great personal sacrifice.

“This comes on top of Ms Crosbie abstaining on the recent Johnson Partygate vote in Parliament. Come on Virginia, your constituents, and the country, deserve better than this.”

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Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
9 months ago

Ynys Mon in blue on a political map is a terrible look so forget the apology, forget the police and parliamentary standards commissioner. Just give the people of Ynys Mon the great gift of the latest in a string of by elections and an early chance to change the colour of the island. That would serve the best interests of all concerned.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
9 months ago

Not so smug now is our atomic pussy. Been caught out licking the cream off the Tory trifle at a pandemic party haven’t we. Bloody reckess hypocrite! Self-servative Virginia Crosbie’s lame apology means nothing to those, myself included, who lost family members to Covid. She has done absolutely nothing for the people of Ynys Mon. Nothing for Wales as a country. And a lot for herself. The sad fact is this. Although we will never truly get justice as these Conservative crooks always evade prosecution, she and others will eventually face her & their judge & jury namely the electorate.… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Y Cymro
Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
9 months ago

You could not make it up…or could you?

Prime Ministers who separate tens of thousands of bodies into piles, lie uncontrollably, use erasable ink pens and have fantasy budgets…

Ministers who deny their undeniable culpability for hundreds of thousands of deaths while under oath have become the norm and sorry becomes the easiest word…

So a little bit of cheating on lock-down rules by MPs is kids stuff…

Last edited 9 months ago by Mab Meirion
Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
9 months ago

She should do Ynys Môn a favour, for once, and just become a steward and bailiff of a manor or three Chiltern Hundreds. In other words, just quit Tory!!

9 months ago

Maybe she ought instead to refer herself to a mental health unit as there is a massive delusion problem festering away for all to see.

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