Dumbarton's MP has slammed Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister admitted that he attended a gathering in the garden at Downing Street during the first lockdown. 

The Prime Minister confirmed that he was at the event on May 20, 2020, but insisted he was under the impression that it was a "work event". 

Reports of two further alleged gatherings, said to have been held at Downing Street on the night before Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021, emerged yesterday.

These would have taken place during a time when indoor gatherings were banned under Covid regulations. 

Boris Johnson was not in attendance at the events in April of last year, according to reports. 

A statement was issued on Friday announcing that Downing Street officials had apologised to their Buckingham Palace counterparts for the latter gatherings.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said the revelations will have his constituents questioning if they have been "made a fool of" and vowed he would give the Prime Minister "hell for this". 

He said: "I know I’m not the only person in Dumbarton whose anger at these revelations is also mixed with a sinking feeling, as we realise what we always suspected about these Tories has turned out to be true – rules are for other people, and you only break them when you get caught. 

"It’s clear from closer examination of the Prime Minister’s words, too, that he doesn’t think personally he has done anything wrong – not only did he refuse to say 'sorry', it was an apology about the perception of wrongdoing. 

"This latest revelation has had people talking about the Queen at her husband’s funeral, respecting the law and setting an example.

"But I was also thinking of how many of my constituents were feeling, especially those who had contacted me over the pandemic: people whose lives have been irrevocably changed; who have followed the rules because they had no choice; and who will be rightly questioning why they’ve been made a fool of in this way.

"They can rest assured that I will be giving the Prime Minister hell for this, and won’t stop until we’ve seen the back of him and his ilk."

Residents across Dumbarton and the Vale shared their thoughts on the reported gatherings on social media and told of what they were doing on the days they are said to have been held. 

One person said they were working on a Covid ward at the time. 

Another added that they attended a "window visit" with a relative in a care home as they could not go inside due to Covid restrictions during that period.

A third described the news as "infuriating".

An inquiry into the events, headed by senior civil servant Sue Gray, is ongoing.