Six of Norfolk and Waveney's MPs voted to accept the parliamentary report that former prime minister Boris Johnson lied about parties in Downing Street during the Covid pandemic.

But no votes were recorded for three of the county's Conservative MPs, as 225 Tories abstained.

The Conservative Norfolk and Waveney MPs who voted to accept the privileges committee's report and recommendations were Peter Aldous (Waveney), Duncan Baker (North Norfolk), George Freeman (Mid Norfolk), Jerome Mayhew (Broadland) and Chloe Smith (Norwich North).

Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South also voted to accept the recommendations.

The Norfolk Tory MPs for whom no vote was recorded were Richard Bacon (South Norfolk), Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth), Liz Truss (South West Norfolk) and James Wild (North West Norfolk).

Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury: Liz TrussLiz Truss (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

Former prime minister Ms Truss, who succeeded Mr Johnson in 10, Downing Street, had previously said she would not be able to attend the vote as she would not be back from a conference in Dublin.

Last week, she said she hoped Mr Johnson could still make a positive impact on the future of the Conservative Party.

Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury: George FreemanGeorge Freeman (Image: Richard Townshend Photography)

Just before last night's vote, Mid Norfolk MP Mr Freeman tweeted that he would vote "for standards in public office".

He said: "I’m a Conservative & joined the Conservative Party for many reasons - but if I had to boil my Conservatism to one word it would be responsibility."

Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury: Duncan BakerDuncan Baker (Image: Archant)

North Norfolk MP Mr Baker published an explanation of why he voted to support the report and its recommendations, saying "integrity in public life is paramount".

He said: "I agree with the report that Boris Johnson misled the House.

"He was in contravention of the rules by attending multiple organised events during the pandemic and for him to suggest no rules were broken, I believe was misleading.

"No one needed to attend a leaving party and to suggest no rules were ever broken was not true in my view.

"His subsequent behaviour to have actively attacked the committee, then to have attacked its impartiality, its members and its process, is contemptuous.

"The sanctions in the report are such to reflect that these were the actions of a serving and now former serving prime minister."

MPs voted by 354 to seven to back the report's findings, with 118 Tories voting for the report and 225 abstaining.

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The report recommended Mr Johnson be suspended for 90 days, but he resigned from his Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat after he was handed the committee’s provisional findings.

The committee's report found he had knowingly misled parliament multiple times with statements about gatherings in Number 10 during Covid-19 lockdowns.

The vote to accept the report means Mr Johnson has been stripped of special access to parliament.