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Newark MP Robert Jenrick should lead by example, says Newark and Sherwood politicians

Politicians locally say Newark MP Robert Jenrick should lead by example after articles appeared in the national media accusing him of breaking his own government lockdown advice.

It is claimed Mr Jenrick, who is Communities Secretary, moved from his house in London to his second home in Herefordshire, to be with his family, and also travelled a further 40 miles to deliver food and medicine to his parents.

The Labour Group leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Mr Paul Peacock, said: "Robert Jenrick is standing there at his podium at the news conferences saying these are the rules and we must stick to them. Then he's out appearing to act someway differently, and it is not a good look.

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