Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner obtain questionnaires from Durham police over ‘beergate’


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Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer and deputy chief Angela Rayner have each acquired questionnaires from Durham Constabulary in relation to a possible breach of lockdown guidelines in April 2021.

Sir Keir has come beneath strain over an occasion in Durham in April 2021 with celebration colleagues when he was filmed having a drink and a takeaway curry was ordered – dubbed ‘beergate’.

The Labour chief has said he will offer his resignation if he’s issued a hard and fast penalty discover for breaking COVID guidelines.

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A Labour Get together spokesperson stated: “Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have acquired questionnaires from Durham Constabulary.”

Sir Keir, who has fiercely criticised Boris Johnson’s rule-breaking in Downing Road, has beforehand stated he was completely clear that no legal guidelines had been damaged” in his case.

Ms Rayner has additionally stated no guidelines had been damaged and made an analogous pledge that she would stop if fined.

On the time COVID guidelines banned family mixing indoors aside from working.

Earlier this month, Sir Keir stated: “We had been working. It was days earlier than the election. We paused for one thing to eat.

“There was no celebration, no guidelines had been damaged. There may be nothing I can add to that.”

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