North Hampshire MPs haven't said anything further after senior political adviser Dominic Cummings was accused of breaking the lockdown rules - again.

The Prime Minister has been urged to sack Mr Cummings after reports surfaced that the 48-year-old made a second trip to County Durham, where his family lives, despite stringent social restrictions being in place.

Downing Street said it will not comment on 'inaccurate stories' published by campaigning newspapers. 

The Gazette reached out to three local MPs to ask for their comment on the latest accusation published in The Mirror, which claims Mr Cummings returned to Durham and was seen on a day trip.

Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke,, told this newspaper: "Dominic Cummings has issued a statement explaining his actions and to which I have no further information to add.

"The Police say they were aware and based on the evidence decided not to act."

Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire, and Ranil Jayawardena, MP for North East Hampshire, did not respond. 

Yesterday, both politicians expressed support for Mr Cummings on Twitter.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Mr Malthouse wrote: "Every family across the country has its own particular challenges and fears to face.

"Getting sick, possibly hospitalised, as a family, individually, not knowing for how long or how severe, or what will happen to those left at home.

"It’s time for kindness over sanctimony."

Meanwhile, Mr Jayawardena, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, retweeted words of support. 

He shared Dominic Raab's comments: "It’s reasonable and fair to ask for an explanation on this.

"And it has been provided: two parents with Coronavirus, were anxiously taking care of their young child. Those now seeking to politicise it should take a long hard look in the mirror."

Backbench Tories, including prominent 1922 Committee member Steve Baker, said Mr Cummings “must go”, but the senior Government adviser has denied the fresh allegations that he returned to Durham in April, weeks after his initial time spent self-isolating in the region.

Speaking outside his London home on Sunday, after one journalist asked if he had been back to Durham in April, Mr Cummings said: “No, I did not.”

Basingstoke Gazette:

The PM pledged his “full support” on Saturday to his under-fire chief adviser, who it emerged had travelled 260 miles to the North East in March to self-isolate with his family while official guidelines warned against long-distance journeys.

According to the Sunday Times, the Tory leader told allies he would not throw Mr Cummings “to the dogs” following reports he made the journey to ensure his four-year-old child could be looked after as he and his wife were ill.

But according to reports in the Observer and Sunday Mirror, the former Vote Leave campaign co-ordinator made a second trip to Durham and was seen there on April 19 – five days after being photographed on his return to Westminster.

A second witness told the papers they saw him a week earlier in Barnard Castle on Easter Sunday, a popular tourist location 30 miles from Durham, during the period he was believed to be self-isolating.

Downing Street has said it would “not waste time” replying to the fresh allegations from “campaigning newspapers”.

But Mr Baker told Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme: “If he doesn’t resign, we’ll just keep burning through Boris’s political capital at a rate we can ill afford in the midst of this crisis.

“It is very clear that Dominic travelled when everybody else understood Dominic’s slogans to mean ‘stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives’.”