AN MP has mocked Boris Johnson after the Prime Minister admitted he attended a “bring your own booze" party during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Mr Johnson is under pressure to resign after apologising for attending the party in May 2020.

He told MPs the event in the Downing Street garden was "technically within the rules" - but he should have realised how it would look to the public.

During Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday, Labour MP for Hove Peter Kyle tweeted: “Boris Johnson finally has a legacy: making Matt Hancock look decent.”

He went on to say: “Boris Johnson’s defence seems to be that it’s normal to email people having work meetings with him asking they ‘bring their own booze’.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Prime Minister must resign over what he called his "ridiculous" lies and excuses.

"There we have it. After months of deceit and deception, the pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road,” he said.

"His defence that he didn't realise he was at a party is so ridiculous that it's actually offensive to the British public.

"He's finally been forced to admit what everyone knew, that when the whole country was locked down he was hosting boozing parties in Downing Street. Is he now going to do the decent thing and resign?"

Mr Johnson admitted he had been at the party for about 25 minutes so that he could "thank groups of staff" for their hard work.

"I believed implicitly that this was a work event,” he said.

But added: "With hindsight I should have sent everyone back inside. I should have found some other way to thank them, and I should have recognised that - even if it could have been said technically to fall within the guidance - there would be millions and millions of people who simply would not see it that way."

In all, Mr Johnson faced eight calls to stand down during the question session.

Mr Kyle was appointed the new shadow Northern Ireland secretary last year.

The 51-year-old was promoted from his former role as shadow minister for schools and replaced Louise Haigh, who left her post to replace Jim McMahon as shadow transport secretary.