No 10 parts: How many Covid deaths in Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead?
AFTER months of delay, the famous ‘Sue Gray Report’ was released which investigated 12 suspected illegal lockdown gatherings at Number 10.
The UK’s top civil servant was supposed to release her findings at lockdown parties in Downing Street earlier this year, but was pushed back when the Metropolitan Police announced they were investigating the alleged breaches.
An interim report from January described ‘failures in leadership and judgement’ in Number 10. Police have now concluded their investigation and issued 126 fixed penalty notices, including one for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and another for the Chancellor of the Rishi Sunak Exchequer.
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Sue Gray said many of these events should not have happened and pointed the finger at senior leaders. She wrote: “The center’s senior leadership, both political and official, must take responsibility for this culture.
A total of 6,046 people across the UK died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid when these parties took place. This number includes 11 in Slough and in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead respectively.
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On January 14, 2021, a rally took place at No. 10 to mark the departure of two private secretaries. The police investigation determined that this event did not violate the rules in force at the time.
However, it was the ‘party date’ which saw the most deaths in the boroughs, with four deaths in Slough and six in the Royal Borough.