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Starmer commits to resigning as Labour leader if fined for Covid breach

SIR KEIR STARMER pledged today to resign as leader of the Labour Party if police find he broke coronavirus rules.

The Labour leader made the announcement following speculation over his position after Durham police relaunched an investigation into a beer-and-curry gathering he attended in April last year during a Hartlepool by-election campaign visit.

He said: “I am absolutely clear that no laws were broken. They were followed at all times.

“I simply had something to eat whilst working late in the evening, as any politician would do days before an election.

“But if the police decide to issue me with a fixed-penalty notice, I would, of course, do the right thing and step down.

“This matters. It matters because the British public deserve politicians who think the rules apply to them. 

“They deserve politicians who hold themselves to the highest standards, and they deserve politicians who put the country first rather than themselves. 

“They will always get that from me.”

Sir Keir has called for the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak after they were fined for a Covid breach.

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