Stephen Hammond has called for Dominic Cummings to resign following his controversial journey to Durham.

Dominic Cummings, the senior advisor to Boris Johnson, sparked controversy after driving approximately 260 miles from London during the UK lockdown.

Mr Cummings said he and his wife, Mary Wakefield, drove to Durham to stay in a cottage on his father's farm because of concerns about childcare for their four-year-old son if they were incapacitated by coronavirus, after his wife said she had fallen ill.

Wimbledon MP, Stephen Hammond, says he has received a substantial number of emails from constituents asking for his view on the scandal.

In a statement posted online on Tuesday, May 26, Stephen Hammond said: "Whilst one might have some sympathy with his motives and his concern for his family.

"I am angry that so many have sacrificed so much for public safety and yet this man has decided his interpretation of 'doing the right thing' overrode the clear instruction of Stay at Home.

"It is clear to me that Mr Cummings has broken some of the guidelines which we all were instructed to follow.

"I am concerned that his actions have undermined our, and my, efforts to keep Wimbledon safe.

"My concern moving forward is the distraction this is causing at a time of national crisis and the way it is undermining confidence in the public health message.

"Public adherence to the rules is achieved by consent in this country and that is made much harder if people feel it is one rule for them and another for senior Government advisors.

"I am disappointed he chose not to apologise, however, Mr Cummings conceded that many reasonable people will not agree with his actions.

I share much of the confusion and anger that so many constituents have expressed.

"I would have not made the decisions that he did.

" I have not seen my elderly parents since the beginning of March.

"I have always tried to do the best thing for Wimbledon and whilst I think it would be served by Mr Cummings leaving his role, I accept that is the Prime Minister’s decision who he employs as a Special Adviser.

"I have made my concerns and the anger of my constituents very clear to the Whips and colleagues in the Cabinet and asked that they pass them to the Prime Minister."