Delyn Tory MP ‘not present’ when police broke up lockdown party at his house
A spokesperson for Delyn’s Tory MP Rob Roberts has said that he was “not home” when police broke up a party at his home.
The Daily Mirror revealed that North Wales Police had broken up the bank holiday 40th birthday party at the Tory MPs house on Monday.
Two people who were visiting the house and were asked to leave.
But former Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies condemned the story as “just b*llocks”.
“As he’s bravely outlined over the past few months, Rob has gone through quite a time recently,” he said.
Superintendent Mark Pierce of North Wales Police told the Mirror: “In response to two reports of a possible breach of Covid-19 regulations we visited an address at Ty’n y Coed, Mold, yesterday (Monday, May 25).
“When we called at the property two people visiting the house left following advice and no further action was taken.”
But a spokesperson for Mr Roberts said: “Rob Roberts was not present at the time. His family have been reminded of the guidelines set out by the government.”
Roberts defeated the incumbent Labour MP David Hanson at the 2019 general election, and has since then been an outspoken presence on social media for the Welsh Conservatives.
The controversy came just hours after Rob Roberts defended UK Government advisor Dominic Cummings on his Facebook page.
“Having watched the statement from Mr Cummings, I believe that he seemed to be entirely acting in the best interests of his child as a responsible husband and father,” he said.