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Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie apologises for attending ‘birthday drinks’ during Covid

27 Jun 2023 2 minute read
Virginia Crosbie speaking in the House of Commons

A Conservative MP has apologised for attending an event in Parliament while Covid restrictions were still in place.

The Guido Fawkes website reported that Virginia Crosbie, MP for Ynys Mon, 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.

The event came under the spotlight when Boris Johnson lashed out at the Privileges Committee ahead of its damning report into his conduct, and accused Sir Bernard Jenkin of “monstrous hypocrisy” for allegedly attending the event with his wife.

Ms Crosbie 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 is a former parliamentary private secretary to ex-health secretary Matt Hancock.


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Windy
Windy
8 months ago

If she was the co host to this” EVENT “ she must have had a hand in organising it ( an unlawful event ) playing with words does not wash, she states she did not send out the invitations so I assume it was either a co organiser or one of their staff or even the local postman that actually did the offending deed.
Again I say if it looks like bulls . . t and smells like bulls . . t it probably is bulls . . t again and again and again

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
8 months ago
Reply to  Windy

She and Ms Jenkin are very close, colluding together to swell the ranks of Tory women in parliament…

Also close was Jake Berry visiting his in-laws in Rhoscolyn a number of times during lockdown…

You can’t get me I’m one of the gang…

There was a copper from the Wirral who was enjoying the surfing across the bay, who when quizzed produced his warrant card and claimed it entitled him to do just as he pleased…

Windy
Windy
8 months ago
Reply to  Windy

It’s funny how all these scumbags beg for forgiveness after they have been found out, they must have skins as thick as they think their constituents are, they just sit back and believe they are above the ones they supposedly represent let’s just hope the people of YM put them back into the hole they crawled out of at the next general election and treat them forever with the contempt they deserve

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
8 months ago

How many more empty apologies from the do whatever we like party must we tolerate? Is this their counter obesity strategy? The reason I ask is that every meaningless Tory ‘sorry’ makes me want to chuck up my last meal.

hdavies15
hdavies15
8 months ago
Reply to  Fi yn unig

The only time she’ll be really sorry is when she gets ejected from the Ynys Mon seat. And that will be a passing thing because no doubt some schemer will fix her up with a cushy number somewhere in the elitist cesspit. Nasty networks all over the place where people of no merit get looked after.

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
8 months ago

No…you don’t just get to say “sorry” and then waltz off with no comebacks: MY PARTNER DIED ALONE ONLY TWENTY-FIVE MILES AWAY BECAUSE THE RULES SAID I COULD NOT GO TO HER! So no this f*****g w**** doesn’t get to organise and hold an illegal gathering and get away with a quick “Ah soz mate”!!! NO WAY! I will be contacting my MS tomorrow and demanding that this woman be prosecuted.

Blinedig
Blinedig
8 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

If she has any decency she should stand down immediately. Doubt it.

MandiA
MandiA
8 months ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

Go girl, there are many on YM who will support you.

Gareth
Gareth
8 months ago

Was there some “small print” at the foot of the covid lockdown rules that read ” does not apply to Tory MP’s or party members/ workers”, as it seem they were all at it, as I sat two rows back from my family at the restricted gathering at the cremation of my brother , no wake, no celebration of his life, but Tory parties were ok. They took the Mick then and are still.

Erisian
Erisian
8 months ago

A resignation is always so more much acceptable than an apology.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
8 months ago

More hypocrisy for our Tory pandemic partygoers, who think they are so damn clever. Only they are above Welsh law they expect everyone else to follow. Self-proclaimed “Atomic Pussy” Virginia Crosbie can’t use ignorance as a defence. It won’t save her thin skin come the next general election. She is a pathetic self-servative, and I am ashamed that the voters of Mam Cymru were fooled into electing such a lowbrow corrupt idiocrat. And the only solace I take from this debacle is that she will be ejected like effluent from office by the very same voters who I’m sure regret… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
8 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

You make here sound like a Soho attraction…

Annie67
Annie67
8 months ago

Not a peep from the Tory Party leadership in Westminster or Cardiif. The silence is deafening

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