Sir Keir Starmer has been cleared through police over an allegation he broke lockdown rules after being photographed ingesting a beer in a constituency administrative center.
The Labour leader was filmed drinking alcohol within the City of Durham MP’s office, running within the run-up to the Hartlepool through-election, in April 2021, while a few Covid restrictions – such as a ban on indoor hospitality – remained in place in England.
Sir Keir has at all times insisted that he did not anything unsuitable and the act was once no longer related with that of the ‘Partygate’ allegations these days plaguing Downing Side Road.
Durham police have now confirmed they did not believe any offence was once committed.
A spokesman for the drive mentioned: “Durham Constabulary has reviewed video footage recorded in Durham on April 30 2021.
“We don’t consider an offence has been based in relation to the regulation and steering in place at that point and can due to this fact take no additional motion in relation to this matter.”
Speaking previously to LBC, Sir Keir had said he and his team “didn’t break any laws, we have been operating in the office and we stopped for a takeaway. We did not anything incorrect”.