Sir Keir Starmer has insisted there was "no party" and he is "confident no rules were broken" after police said they would investigate claims he broke lockdown rules while drinking with colleagues.
Speaking to reporters after Labour made gains in the local elections, the leader of the opposition said: "As I've explained a number of times, we were working in the office, we stopped for something to eat - no party, no breach of the rules.
"The police obviously have got their job to do, we should let them get on with it.
"But I'm confident that no rules were broken.
"Meanwhile, we've had a really good set of results today."
The Labour leader has come under pressure since footage emerged of him drinking a beer and having curry with colleagues in Durham during campaigning for the Hartlepool by-election in April 2021