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

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

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 underneath stress over an occasion in Durham in April 2021 with get together colleagues when he was filmed having a drink and a takeaway curry was ordered – dubbed ‘beergate’.

The Labour chief has mentioned he’ll supply his resignation if he’s issued a hard and fast penalty discover for breaking COVID guidelines.

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A Labour Party spokesperson mentioned: “Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have received questionnaires from Durham Constabulary.”

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

Ms Rayner has additionally mentioned no guidelines had been damaged and made the same pledge that she would stop if fined.

At the time COVID guidelines banned family mixing indoors other than working.

Labour has claimed it will possibly show the curry and beers shared by its staff had been a part of an extended working day making ready for the Hartlepool by-election.

However, Durham police opened an investigation after calls from Tory MPs for them to research the incident.

Earlier this month, Sir Keir advised Sky News: “We were in the office, we were working, we paused for something to eat, there was no party, no rules were broken and that is the long and short of it.”

Durham police’s investigation is ready to hold on not less than till June, when any of the not less than 15 individuals current might face a penalty whether it is deemed they broke the regulation.

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