Social media polls carried out by talkRADIO have shown that most people think Dominic Cummings should resign after he was accused of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.
Boris Johnson’s chief adviser travelled from London to County Durham in March to self-isolate with his family and critics say this was contrary to guidelines.
He said he made the 260 mile journey because he feared that he and his wife would be left unable to care for their son. Further reports also suggested Mr Cummings took a second trip to the North East in April.
talkRADIO asked social media users: “Should Dominic Cummings leave or remain in his position as adviser to the Prime Minister for allegedly breaking lockdown rules?”
On Facebook, around three quarters of the 55,100 participants opted for leave while 25 per cent said he should remain in his position.
Out of 24,471 votes on Twitter, 67 per cent chose leave and 33 per cent chose remain.
The Prime Minister has defended his top aide, telling the Downing Street briefing on Sunday that Mr Cummings had “acted responsibly, legally and with integrity”.
“Any parent would frankly understand what he did,” Mr Johnson added.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted that Mr Johnson had failed a test of leadership.
“It is an insult to sacrifices made by the British people that Boris Johnson has chosen to take no action against Dominic Cummings,” he said.
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