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Diane Abbott: Starmer should ‘consider his position’ if fined over ‘Beergate’

Ex-Labour shadow home secretary made comment after Durham police opened inquiry into party leader and lockdown rules

Diane Abbott has said Keir Starmer should “consider his position” if he is fined by police for breaking lockdown rules by having a beer and takeaway with staff during election campaigning last year.

Abbott, who served as the shadow home secretary during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, told LBC: “I don’t think he will – I think this is a lot of hype built up by the Tory press. But if he were to get a fixed penalty notice, he would have to consider his position.

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