Boris will STILL face Partygate probe despite quitting – and MPs could force by-election

The committee claimed “some have suggested” the inquiry is no longer necessary given his departure but confirmed they intended to plough ahead with the probe anyway.

It said in a statement: “Our inquiry, however, is into the question of whether the House was misled, and political developments are of no relevance to that.

“The House charged the committee with this task and we are obliged to continue with it.”

Mr Johnson could face a by-election if the privileges committee finds him guilty of lying and imposes a suspension of 10 sitting days or more.

Any MP who is banned from the Commons for at least 10 days is automatically subjected to a “recall petition”.

If at least 10 percent of Mr Johnson’s constituents in Uxbridge and South Ruislip sign the petition, it automatically triggers a by-election.

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