Was Durham Police's crime tsar at Sir Keir's curry night? Top Tory calls for force to be removed from its Beergate probe
North West Durham MP Richard Holden wants outsider police force on 'Beergate' He suspects Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen also attended Mrs Allen was campaigning to become the county’s PCC on April 30 last year Police issued 126 fines for Covid law breaches in Downing Street and Whitehall
SIR Keir Starmer has been branded a hypocrite by 63 per cent of voters for stirring up the Partygate row when he may have broken lockdown rules. Most believe he breached Covid restrictions by attending a curry and beer party – and should quit if fined by police. But the damning verdict will give Boris Johnson little cause for celebration, as 61 per cent say if the Labour leader quits, he must too.
Richard Holden is the MP who urged Durham Police to reopen a probe into the Labour leader’s conduct during lockdown last year. It seems that during the state opening of parliament Priti Patel was heard congratulating Richard Holden, the MP for North West Durham, for his involvement in the latest lockdown-busting scandal.
Decision comes after substantial pressure from Conservatives and unanswered questions Durham Police will open an investigation into allegations Sir Keir Starmer broke Covid rules during last year’s lockdown, it has confirmed. The Labour leader has been dogged by questions as to whether he was in breach of the regulations in April 2021 after pictures surfaced of him drinking a beer indoors with party activists.
It's Boris Johnson's lucky day. Keir Starmer had hoped to spend Friday talking up Labour's results in the local election – with a particular focus on the party's successes over the London Tories in Wandsworth, Barnet and Westminster. Instead, the Labour leader and his team will spend the afternoon talking about 'beergate' after the Telegraph broke the news that Durham Police will investigate the alleged lockdown breach.
SIR KEIR STARMER should be investigated for breaching lockdown regulations by drinking beer with colleagues in April last year, according to Express.co.uk readers. Sir Keir was accused of breaking coronavirus regulations on April 30 last year by drinking a beer with colleagues in the office of Mary Foy, the City of Durham MP.
SIR KEIR STARMER has come under pressure since footage emerged of him drinking beer with colleagues in April 2021 during coronavirus restrictions. Do you think Durham Police should reopen the lockdown beers probe? Vote in our poll. Sir Keir did not confirm or deny if police had been in touch with him after Durham Police had been urged to reopen the investigation.
North West Durham MP Richard Holden accused of wasting police time over Keir Starmer lockdown breach claim
Houghton and Sunderland South MP and Labour frontbencher Bridget Phillipson says Richard Holden was wrong to ask Durham Police to re-examine "this nonsense" has been accused of wasting police time by a Labour frontbencher and fellow North East politician. The Conservative MP has been pushing for an investigation into Sir Keir Starmer drinking a beer with colleagues during Covid restrictions while on a visit to the North East last year.
Who does Sir Keir think he's kidding? Starmer was seen swigging beer at 10.04pm yet claims he then went back to work (and the MP demanding a police probe wants answers)
Starmer was ridiculed by Tory MP Richard Holden who told police it was 'clearly a social event that took place after the end of the working day' Mr Holden said this week's revelations from a Daily Mail investigation had exposed the Labour leader's position as 'completely implausible'
The Labour leader was filmed drinking a beer on a visit to Durham a year ago and he insisted he had done nothing wrong Durham Police has confirmed it is not investigating claims the Labour Party leader Sir broke lockdown rules on a visit to the area last year. Tory MP Richard Holden had urged the force to reopen its inquiry into a visit Sir Keir made to Durham City in the run-up to April 2021's Hartlepool by-election where he was videoed drinking a bottle of beer inside.
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner did attend an event where Sir Keir Starmer was caught on camera drinking beer with activists during lockdown, the party has confirmed. Labour acknowledged it had previously told journalists Ms Rayner was not present at the gathering last April when coronavirus restrictions were in force.
Raging Labour MP let rip at Tory rival in a bar for demanding cops investigate Sir Keir Starmer’s lockdown beer
A RAGING Labour MP let rip at a Tory rival in a bar for demanding the police should investigate Sir Keir Starmer’s lockdown beer-drinking. Mary Foy is said to have grabbed Tory Richard Holden by the arm and berated him for trying to get the police involved.
He was videoed drinking a beer during a visit to Durham almost exactly a year ago. Durham Police has insisted it is not currently investigating claims Sir Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules, despite coming under political pressure to do so. The force was urged by Tory MP Richard Holden to reopen its inquiry into the Labour leader’s visit to Durham city in the run-up to the Hartlepool by-election in April 2021, when Sir Keir was videoed drinking a bottle of beer inside.
Sources claim Durham police’s policy of not taking retrospective action on Covid lawbreakers means Labour leader will escape punishment Sir Keir Starmer will not be given a fine even if he is found to have breached lockdown rules because Durham Constabulary has a policy of not taking retrospective action against Covid lawbreakers, sources have told The Telegraph.
Nick Ferrari hit out at a potential police probe into claims that Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules when he drank beer with party officials, saying he's reached "exhaustion point". Police say they are considering a letter from a Conservative MP asking them to review their decision to clear Keir Starmer of an allegation he broke lockdown rules following Boris Johnson's partygate fine.