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Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologised for breaching the “rule of six” after being pictured at a dinner party for nine.

Mr Jeremy Corbyn, his wife and fellow guests at the gathering in London last weekend now face fines totalling up to £1,800.

The MP for Islington North has since apologised for his “mistake.”

He told The Sun: “I recently had dinner at a friend’s house where the number of guests eventually exceeded five.

“I understand that remaining at the dinner was a breach of the rule of six. I apologise for my mistake.”

The “rule of six” measure was brought in earlier this month in a bid to stop a second wave of coronavirus worsening.

Gatherings of more than six indoors or outdoors are banned unless those attending already live together. People face fines of £200 each for first-time offenders.

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He told The Sun: “I recently had dinner at a friend’s house where the number of guests eventually exceeded five.”I understand that remaining at the dinner was a breach of the rule of six. I apologise for my mistake.”The “rule of six” measure was brought in earlier this month in a bid to stop a second wave of coronavirus worsening.Gatherings of more than six indoors or outdoors are banned unless those attending already live together. People face fines of £200 each for first-time offenders.