Dehenna Davison, who represents Bishop Auckland – a constituency that includes the market town – was appearing virtually in the Commons during Cabinet Office questions when eagle-eyed viewers spotted the optician-style hanging behind her.
Conservative MP Dehenna Davison (Bishop Auckland) has a Barnard Castle eye test in the background during Cabinet Of… https://t.co/PgXHazwRFX
Boris Johnson’s former senior aide found himself in the focus of a media storm last year after driving his family to County Durham during the first coronavirus lockdown before taking a trip to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight. Fresh questions were raised about the trip during his mammoth seven hour appearance in front of MPs yesterday.
Others also cast their minds back to last year, when Davison did not call for Cummings to resign.
In a joint statement with fellow Tory MPs Richard Holden, Paul Howell, the three said “none of us would have made the decisions he made – particularly over the visit to Barnard Castle,” and described how the scandal was “creating a major distraction” from efforts to battle the pandemic.
@christiancalgie @adamboultonSKY Strange that she was so silent about DC's trip at the time https://t.co/6w6b0NnzTl