Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner will not be given penalties for ‘beergate’

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Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Archive)
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Archive)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his deputy Angela Rayner have not been handed fixed-penalty notices for allegedly breaching lockdown regulations on a trip to Durham last year, police have said.

Both had previously promised to step down if they were found to have broken the rules during a visit to the city in April 2021, ahead of the Hartlepool by-election.

Sir Keir was videoed drinking a bottle of beer over a takeaway curry with colleagues in the offices of Mary Foy MP.

It later emerged Ms Rayner was also at the gathering, dubbed “beergate” by some.

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