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MP reveals marital split following house party claims

After his estranged wife allegedly broke lockdown rules, the MP for Delyn in North Wales, Rob Roberts, has spoken about the break-up of his marriage

Yesterday, it emerged that police had attended the former marital home of the Conservative MP and broken up a bank holiday party. At the same time two visitors were asked to leave the premises. Balloons and banners were reportedly seen outside the house to mark a 40th birthday part.

Following the visit North Wales Police said no further action had been taken with respect to possible breaches of the Covid-19 regulations.

Responding to questions about the party at his wife’s home, Mr Roberts said, “We separated six weeks ago”. He latterly confirmed that he was in London at the time of the party having said that he went to London on the Saturday after Easter and arriving back in his constituency on Tuesday. Mr Roberts said his family were “reminded of the guidance set out by the government”, which forbids people to visit others in their homes

The incident took place just over a week after Mr Roberts came out as gay, writing a series of tweets including the message that he was “no longer afraid to be who I am” to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

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