DUP MP Jim Shannon sobbed at the death of his mother-in-law from Covid while asking a question regarding the alleged “Bring your own booze” party.

In the Commons today, DUP MP Jim Shannon sobbed at the death of his mother-in-law from Covid.

His emotions ran high as he grilled the Government about reports of a lockdown party in the No10 garden.

He said his mother-in-law was one of the 3,000 people killed by Covid in Northern Ireland. He demanded a “full and complete disclosure” of any rule-breaking in Downing Street.

Mr Shannon said: “In Northern Ireland, we reached the milestone of 3,000 deaths due to Covid just last week.”

“Including my mother-in-law, who died alone.”

Mr Shannon struggled to continue his question as he sobbed and remembered his family’s tragedy.

MPs gave him their support and urged him to keep going.

He went on to say: “Will the paymaster general confirm there will be a full and complete disclosure to enable the police service to ascertain if all was done decently and within the regulations on the date and at that time?”

Speaking on behalf of the Government, Cabinet Office minister Michael Ellis said: “I’m very sorry for his loss.”

“He’s asking me if the results of the investigation will be made public, and they will be.”

Mr Shannon’s query came after Labour’s Angela Rayner obtained an urgent question from the House of Commons to confront the Government about allegations that a “bring your own bottle” party was hosted on May 20, 2020.

Covid laws at the time stipulated that Britons in England may only meet with one person from outside their family at a time.

However, the Prime Minister’s Principal Private Secretary’s email was leaked to ITV news yesterday night.

Secretary Martin Reynolds notified staff: “After what has been an incredibly busy period we thought it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No10 garden this evening.

“Please join us from 6pm and bring your own booze!”

Boris Johnson and his wife, according to reports, were also present.

Mr Johnson and No10 have not confirmed nor disputed that they were present at the alleged unlawful gathering.