The Tory MP spearheading efforts to promote the Covid-19 contact-tracing app trial on the Isle of Wight appears to have broken lockdown rules at a barbecue also attended by the chairman of the Brexit party and political journalists, the Guardian has learned. Bob Seely went to the evening gathering hosted by the Spectator magazine’s deputy editor, Freddy Gray, in the village of Seaview on the island last month. Richard Tice, the Brexit party chairman, and his partner, the political journalist Isabel Oakeshott, were also there. Seely said he was unaware others would be present when he arrived for a meeting, and that at all times social distancing was followed. At the time, there was strict guidance against groups mixing from different households or people visiting and entering another person’s home, with the health secretary stipulating that that included gardens.
Source: Tory MP pushing Orwellian contact-tracing app broke lockdown rules attending barbecue with journalists – 17,000 citizens received fines