adiq Khan’s high political aide was caught breaking lockdown rules after staying in a single day at his dad and mom’ house over Easter, it has been reported.
Jack Stenner, who earns £119,266-a-year because the London mayor’s director of political and public affairs, was seen leaving his dad and mom’ house close to Cheltenham to purchase espresso on Good Friday.
According to The Sun, he travelled 130 miles from his flat in London to his dad and mom’ £500,000 house in Charlton Kings final week and stayed over the weekend.
Current Covid legal guidelines ban social conferences indoors and in a single day stays and thousands and thousands of Britons have spent the vacation weekend away from household in a bid to stick to lockdown measures.
Breaching Covid rules can result in a £10,000 effective.
In January, Mr Khan urged the federal government to make Covid rules stricter.
He mentioned: “I proceed to name on the federal government to make carrying masks obligatory open air.
“Londoners have already made large sacrifices, however as soon as once more I urge each Londoner to observe the rules. Stay at house, shield the NHS and assist to save lots of lives.”
Last night time, a spokesman for Khan mentioned he was “deeply upset” in Mr Stenner – however defined he has visited his dad and mom after “a household bereavement”.
The spokesman mentioned: “Jack briefly returned to see his household due to a household bereavement.
“Sadiq is deeply upset in him and has made clear that he has let down Londoners who’ve adopted the rules and made large sacrifices to maintain others secure.”
City Hall insiders additionally slammed the aide for making “an absolute mockery of lockdown rules and everybody who has diligently adopted them.”
The supply advised The Sun: “He appears to suppose there’s one rule for the wealthy and highly effective and one other for the plebs.
“It’s ironic that he advises a left-wing Labour mayor who supposedly believes in equality and justice for all.”
Mr Stenner at the moment lives in San Francisco and has been working for Mr Khan remotely.
Mr Stenner has labored for Mr Khan for seven years.
He began out as a communications supervisor for Brent North MP Barry Gardiner earlier than becoming a member of Ed Miliband’s profitable Labour management marketing campaign.
He was additionally head of the Brent Council’s Leader’s Office earlier than becoming a member of Mr Khan as a political advisor.
The Mayor of London Office has been approached for remark.