UK police say they may examine opposition chief Keir Starmer over a possible breach of COVID-19 lockdown guidelines in 2021 after receiving important new info, delivering an embarrassing blow to the Labour Celebration.
Starmer, who beforehand served because the nation’s high prosecutor, has led requires Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak to resign after they each acquired fines regarding a party celebration thrown for Johnson by employees in his Downing Avenue workplace in June 2020.
An inner report discovered that employees in Downing Avenue held a string of boozy events throughout COVID-19 lockdowns, angering the general public and damaging belief within the nation’s political system.
Johnson might obtain extra fines for different occasions nonetheless being investigated by London police.
Starmer has additionally confronted elevated scrutiny over footage from April 2021 exhibiting him ingesting a bottle of beer with colleagues indoors throughout a go to to the northeast of England.
The native Durham police power beforehand stated it had concluded that no offence had been established however on Friday it stated that “following the receipt of significant new information over recent days” an investigation had been opened.
A spokesperson for the Labour Celebration stated they have been “obviously happy to answer any questions”.
“We remain clear that no rules were broken,” the spokesperson stated.