Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer has returned a questionnaire to police investigating the so-called “beergate” episode.
Sir Keir has been beneath stress over the occasion in Durham in April 2021, when he was filmed having a drink and a takeaway curry with occasion colleagues.
He has pledged to resign as occasion chief if he’s issued with a hard and fast penalty discover for breaking COVID guidelines.
Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner, who was on the occasion too, has made an analogous pledge to stop if fined.
Each have denied breaking the foundations.
A Labour spokesperson confirmed that Sir Keir and Ms Rayner’s questionnaires have been returned to Durham Constabulary.
Sir Keir, who has been a fierce critic of COVID rule breaking in Downing Road, mentioned beforehand that “completely no legal guidelines have been damaged” in his case.
However he added: “If police resolve to concern me with a hard and fast penalty discover, I’d after all do the fitting factor and step down.”
On the time, non-essential retail and outside venues together with pub gardens have been open, however social distancing guidelines, which included a ban on indoor mixing between households, remained in place.
Labour has argued that meals was consumed between work occasions, that means the foundations have been adopted.
Sir Keir mentioned beforehand: “I merely had one thing to eat whereas working late within the night as any politician would do days earlier than an election.”
It occurred previous to the Hartlepool by-election and native elections.
Boris Johnson has mentioned he was “very, very surprised” to obtain a tremendous for attending a lockdown-breaking gathering in Downing Road.
A Metropolitan Police investigation into rule-breaching occasions in Downing Road and Whitehall throughout the pandemic concluded with 126 fines for 83 individuals.