6 May 2022

Starmer says no rules were broken, as he faces police probe over alleged lockdown breach

North of England Correspondent

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has insisted he is “confident no rules were broken” as Durham police said they’d be investigating allegations that he broke lockdown rules in April last year while campaigning in the run up to the Hartlepool by-election.

The claims centre around footage showing Sir Keir drinking a beer at a constituency office.

Police now say “significant new information” has come to light.