The Labour Party has known as for an “urgent inquiry” into the actions of Dominic Cummings, after it emerged he travelled 260 miles from his London house throughout lockdown.
Mr Cummings is going through calls to resign, with Downing Street accused of a “cover up”, after it emerged he travelled to Durham along with his household, days after Boris Johnson urged folks to not journey other than for “essential” causes.
But Downing Street has insisted it was “essential” for Mr Cummings – whose spouse had suspected coronavirus – to journey to make sure his little one was taken care of, with the adviser believing he behaved “reasonably and legally”.
Following within the steps of the Scottish National Party, Labour has written to the top of the civil service to name for an investigation into the matter.
In a letter to Sir Mark Sedwill, shadow Cabinet Office minister Rachel Reeves stated: “The British folks have made necessary and painful sacrifices to help the nationwide effort, together with being away from household in instances of want.
“It is subsequently very important that the Government can reassure the general public that its most senior figures have been adhering to the identical rules as everybody else.”
Labour claims Number 10’s explanations for Mr Cummings’s behaviour “raised more questions than they answer” together with when the Prime Minister was made conscious of his resolution to journey from London to Durham throughout lockdown.
The letter provides: “The British people do not expect there to be one rule for them and another rule for the Prime Minister’s most senior adviser.”
It comes after the SNP Westminster chief Ian Blackford wrote to Sir Mark earlier on Saturday.
Mr Blackford has written to Sir Mark and Boris Johnson with a number of questions, together with when he discovered concerning the journey and what position the UK Goverment performed in “keeping the public in the dark for eight weeks”.
Speaking after the each day press briefing in Downing Street, Mr Blackford stated: “He ought to have resigned by now, but it’s quite clear after that performance today by the Transport Secretary that there is no real defence and that Dominic Cummings should now be sacked by the Prime Minister.”
He added: “We ought to have been listening to from the Prime Minister right this moment…the Prime Minister wants to return clear about when he knew about this, whether or not or not he authorised this, why he hasn’t taken his tasks in asking Dominic Cummings to resign? But, failing that, ensuring that he sacks him.
“Because this man has undermined the public messaging that the UK Government has sought to deliver.”