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Robert Jenrick urged to explain visit to parents during lockdown

Minister has claimed he was delivering food and medicine to isolating parents 40 miles away

The shadow home secretary has demanded that the cabinet minister Robert Jenrick fully explain himself after travelling more than an hour to visit his parents at the weekend – despite warning others to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Guardian revealed that the housing, communities and local government secretary – who has made media appearances urging people to save lives by remaining in their properties even if they are tempted to see loved ones – went to see his parents at their Shropshire home, 40 miles by road from his own.

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