After days of headlines about the story in Conservative-supporting newspapers, the local police force has said it will investigate.
Starmer said Monday he was “absolutely clear that no laws were broken.”
Starmer accused those attacking him of “trying to feed cynicism, so the public to believe all politicians are the same.”
Conservatives accuse Starmer of hypocrisy because he has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign over lockdown-breaching parties in government offices. Johnson was fined 50 pounds ($62) by police for attending his own surprise birthday party in 10 Downing Street in June 2020 when lockdown rules barred social gatherings.
Johnson has apologized but denies knowingly breaking the rules. He faces the possibility of more fines over other parties and a parliamentary investigation into whether he misled lawmakers about his behavior.
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