Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak join top curators for a summer party at the V&A museum in London

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have joined top curators and guests for a curator summer party to be held at the V&A museum tonight.

Monday night’s fundraising event saw the prime minister and senior members of his cabinet visit the museum in London to woo Tory donors.

Also in attendance were billionaire Nick Candy and his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, political strategist Lynton Crosby and former investment banker Lubov Chernukhin.

It came hours after the Prime Minister took over the reins of government yesterday afternoon after undergoing surgery for a sinus problem.

The Prime Minister is feeling well and will hold meetings this afternoon, following the minor operation under general anesthetic at an unspecified NHS hospital in London, his spokesman said.

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital at 6am for the scheduled procedure and returned to Downing Street around 10am.

It was the first time the Prime Minister had been to hospital since suffering from Covid in the spring of 2020, and his spokesman said they were not linked.

Boris Johnson (pictured) and Rishi Sunak joined top curators and guests for a curator summer party to be held at the V&A museum this evening

Monday night's fundraising event saw the Prime Minister and senior members of his cabinet visit the London museum to woo Tory donors (Rishi Sunak pictured)

Monday night’s fundraising event saw the Prime Minister and senior members of his cabinet visit the London museum to woo Tory donors (Rishi Sunak pictured)

Also in attendance were billionaire Nick Candy and his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, pictured, who were escorted by police through a crowd of protesters.

Also in attendance were billionaire Nick Candy and his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, pictured, who were escorted by police through a crowd of protesters.

Businessman Nick Candy is pictured with his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, arriving hand in hand for the Conservative Summer Party at the V&A on Monday evening

Businessman Nick Candy is pictured with his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, arriving hand in hand for the Conservative Summer Party at the V&A on Monday evening

Former investment banker and Tory party donor Lubov Chernukhin, who has donated more than £2million to the Tories, is pictured

Former investment banker and Tory party donor Lubov Chernukhin, who has donated more than £2million to the Tories, is pictured

Upon arriving at the party, guests were jeered and booed by a group of PCS union members who gathered outside to campaign for better pay.

Earlier this year, Boris Johnson announced 91,000 civil service job cuts, with secretaries of state being told to prepare redundancy plans in their departments by the fast approaching June 30.

Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden arrived at the museum to do so, along with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

In April, the Prime Minister hosted a luxury champagne and canapes party at the Mayfair Claridge’s Hotel and joked about Partygate just hours before cost of living bills for Britons came into effect.

Johnson and his fellow Cabinet ministers ‘schmoozed’ Tory donors on April 2, ahead of the shocking rise in bill and council tax costs for the British people.

It is understood that Monday night’s event was similar in that the Tories “mingled” with their regular donors.

Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden (pictured left) arrived at the museum to do so, along with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Health Secretary Sajid Javid

Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden (pictured left) arrived at the museum to do so, along with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Health Secretary Sajid Javid

Also present was the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, pictured right, outside the V&A Museum on Monday evening

Also present was the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, pictured right, outside the V&A Museum on Monday evening

Guests were mocked and booed by a group of PCS union members who gathered outside to campaign for better pay

Guests were mocked and booed by a group of PCS union members who gathered outside to campaign for better pay

The day after April, millions of ordinary Britons faced an assault on their budgets as council tax, car tax, national insurance, water bills and the cost of high speed, telephones and television all increase in April.

All the while, Mr Johnson was courting wealthy backers, aiming to secure money for the Tory fringe seat funds.

Earlier today Boris Johnson took over the reins of government hours after undergoing surgery on a sinus problem this morning.

The Prime Minister is ‘feeling well’ and held meetings this afternoon, following the minor operation under general anesthetic at an unspecified NHS hospital in London, his spokesman said.

Businessman and notable Tory donor Nick Candy (pictured) and his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, also attended the event on Monday

Businessman and notable Tory donor Nick Candy (pictured) and his wife, Australian actress Holly Valance, also attended the event on Monday

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries was booed by protesters, who are government employees, including civil servants.  Pictured is Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries was booed by protesters, who are government employees, including civil servants. Pictured is Foreign Secretary Liz Truss

Mr Johnson was admitted to hospital at 6am for the scheduled procedure and returned to Downing Street around 10am.

It was the first time the Prime Minister had been to hospital since suffering from Covid in the spring of 2020, and his spokesman said they were not linked.

It is understood Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab remains available to help with any major decisions, in line with general advice to the public not to make major choices for the first 24 hours after undergoing general anaesthetic.

However, Boris Johnson remains Prime Minister and will continue to act as such, said Number 10.

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