SQUIRMING Sir Keir Starmer today could not deny ordering a takeaway curry for 30 pals at his suspicious lockdown night in Durham.
In an awkward GMB interview the Labour leader wriggled over explosive new Beergate details laying bare the scale of the gathering.
Pressure mounted after The Sun last night revealed Sir Keir’s late night Indian takeaway order spiralled to £200.
It suggests dozens were in the building scoffing curry and casts fresh doubt on Labour’s relentless claims it was a campaign event.
And put to him repeatedly by Susanna Reid and Richard Madely that 30 people were gathered, Sir Keir did not deny it.
Scrambling to explain he said: “We’re on the road. At the end of the day we’re in the office preparing.
“Now that evening, from memory we were doing an online event for members.
“At some point, this was in the evening, everybody’s hungry and a takeaway was ordered. It was then delivered to the kitchen of the office.”
He insisted that all restaurants in the North East city were shut – despite them reopening for outdoor seating on April 12.
Sir Keir also said Durham Police have not contacted him after refusing three times yesterday to answer the question.
But calls for a cop probe exploded today following fresh revelations of Sir Keir’s curry feast.
A delivery driver dropped off biryanis, bhunas and tikka masalas, rice and naan breads for the late-night session.
A local source confirmed to The Sun that food was delivered by award-winning The Capital Indian restaurant to the Durham Miners’ Hall on April 30 last year.
They said: “There was a lot of food. It came to at least £200 and would have fed 25 or 30 people. It was a late-night delivery — the last order of the night.
“It must have been placed around 9pm maybe. Last orders are at 10pm and everything at the restaurant is freshly-cooked, so it would’ve taken time.
“A man came to the door to collect it, but it wasn’t Keir.”
More pressure also built after The Sun revealed Sir Keir’s Met Police bodyguards were at the April 2021 event.
COP SQUAD WERE THERE
DEMANDS for a full Beergate probe grew last night after it emerged police bodyguards witnessed Sir Keir Starmer as he sunk beers and feasted on curry indoors during lockdown.
A Met protection team accompanied the Labour leader on the Durham trip — and bombshell new evidence shows a police Range Rover Discovery parked outside the bash.
Tory MP Richard Holden said: “There can be no choice but for Durham Police to take statements and immediately reopen their investigation.”
Witnesses suggest dozens of MPs and aides gathered at Miners’ Hall, with the police car still there late into the evening.
One bystander who walked past at 11pm said: “The place was still lit up and busy and Keir’s car was still outside.”
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