Rishi Sunak is in Devon right now

by 24britishtvJan. 12, 2022, 5:20 p.m. 16
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is visiting Devon today as the 'partygate' scandal surrounding the Conservative government continues to spark fury.

Mr Sunak tweeted a picture of him with North Devon MP Selaine Saxby during a planned trip to Ilfracombe where he will be visiting Pall Corporation's base.

During the visit, the Chancellor will welcome the pharmaceutical's firm - who have helped with the Covid vaccine rollout - announcement that it is investing £60million into creating 200 jobs.

In his tweet, Mr Sunak said he was "excited" to be in Ilfracombe with Ms Saxby.

Back at Westminster, Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains under fire for an alleged bring your own booze party which more than 100 staff were invited to in Downing Street.

Mr Johnson is facing calls to resign over the situation and is due to face MPs at Prime Minister's Questions later today.

Scroll down for the latest updates from the Chancellor's visit in the live blog below.

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