Politicians in Mid Wales have been having their say over calls for top Downing Street advisor Dominic Cummings to resign.

Downing Street has said Dominic Cummings believed he "behaved reasonably and legally" when he travelled from his London home to Country Durham during the lockdown.

Opposition MPs have accused Number 10 of a "cover-up" and called for the Prime Minister's top aide to resign after it emerged that he had driven 250-miles despite the guidelines on travelling.


But in a statement Downing Street said his actions were in line with guidelines and said reports that his family were spoken to by police were incorrect.

Powys's two MPs have moved to defend Mr Cummings.

Writing on Twitter, Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams said: "Taking care of your family is justifiable and reasonable, trying to score political points especially given context in Wales isn’t!"

But Jane Dodds, the former Radnorshire MP and Lib Dem leader in Wales, called for Mr Cummings to step down.

She wrote: "No matter your political leanings, you have to agree his actions were foolish and clearly in breach of the lockdown rules.

"Nobody is above the law – he needs to resign or be fired for such reckless behaviour which put others in danger."


Radnorshire MP Fay Jones did not write on Twitter, but retweeted Chancellor Rishi Sunak who wrote: "Taking care of your wife and young child is justifiable and reasonable, trying to score political points over it isn’t."

Durham Constabulary said in a statement on Friday that officers contacted the owners of a property in County Durham on March 31, more than a week after the lockdown had been imposed by the PM.