County Durham MPs stop short of calling for Dominic Cummings to resign

County Durham's three conservative MPs have broken their silence in the ongoing row over Dominic Cummings journey to County Durham.

The Prime Minister's chief aide is still facing calls to resign after allegations he broke the coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Mr Cummings said he believed he acted "reasonably" after driving 260 miles from London to Durham in March.

On Tuesday evening MPs Richard Holden, Paul Howell and Dehenna Davison released a joint statement saying whilst they were not calling for Dominic Cummings to resign or be fired, they added "none of us would have made the decisions he made" and "this continuing situation is creating a major distraction".

The statement in full can be read below:

Like many of our constituents, we have spent the last few days with a feeling of disappointment, anger and frustration.

Statement from County Durham MPs