Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner is not going to be fined by police following an investigation into whether or not he broke lockdown guidelines.
Durham police, which was investigating allegations the pair broke Covid guidelines final 12 months, confirmed the Labour chief and his deputy haven’t been issued with fastened penalty notices.
That they had each pledged to resign if that they had been fined for consuming curry and consuming beer at an occasion within the city final 12 months, when lockdown guidelines had been nonetheless in place.
In a press release, Durham police stated their investigation discovered that the occasion was “moderately essential work” and due to this fact allowed underneath the foundations.
“Accordingly, Durham Constabulary is not going to be issuing any fastened penalty notices in respect of the gathering and no additional motion shall be taken,” the power stated.
In a tweet, Starmer stated: “I’ve at all times stated no guidelines had been damaged after I was in Durham.
“The police have accomplished their investigation and agreed: there is no such thing as a case to reply.
“For me, this was at all times a matter of precept. Honesty and integrity matter. You’ll at all times get that from me.”
A Labour Social gathering spokesperson stated: “Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have at all times been clear that no guidelines had been damaged in Durham. The police have accomplished their investigation and have agreed saying that there is no such thing as a case to reply.”
Durham Constabularly re-opened their investigation into whether or not Starmer breached anti-Covid legal guidelines by consuming a curry and consuming beer with Labour workers within the constituency workplace of Metropolis of Durham MP Mary Foy on April 30, 2021.
Starmer has stated he was “assured no guidelines had been damaged” and that there was “no equivalence” between the accusations levied at him and the events that happened in Downing Avenue through the pandemic.
Each he and Rayner acknowledged that they would stand down from their posts if that they had acquired a high quality in a transfer that was seen as an enormous political gamble.
The information shall be greeted with reduction in Labour circles that the occasion is not going to must endure a management election simply because the Conservatives start electing Boris Johnson’s successor following his dramatic resignation yesterday.