A BOLTON MP says she has been “inundated” with angry emails from her constituents about the Prime Minister’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings.

Yasmin Qureshi has said she is “utterly appalled” that no action has been taken against Mr Cummings who left his London home to make a 260-mile journey four days after the national lockdown came into force.

In a poll asking readers of The Bolton News whether Mr Cummings should keep his job, 65 per cent voted no with 35 per cent backing him.

This comes after a press conference at Downing Street on Monday in which Mr Cummings explained the circumstances surrounding his five-hour trip from London to self-isolate in a cottage on his father’s land in Durham in March.

Mr Cummings claimed he needed to be closer to members of his family who offered to look after his young child in case he and his wife become too ill with coronavirus.

But he has been accused of breaching lockdown rules by making a one-hour round trip in his car to “test his eyesight” before driving back to London.

Ms Qureshi, the Labour MP for Bolton South East, said: “My email inbox has been inundated. My constituents have made great sacrifices to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect the NHS.

“They feel that the actions of Mr Cummings give the impression of ‘one rule for Government, one rule for the public’.

“I am utterly appalled at the actions of Mr Cummings and the Primie Minister’s refusal to condemn those actions.”

Bolton West MP Chris Green tweeted: “The Prime Minister’s adviser comprehensively answered every question posed by the media at today’s press conference. He was able to clarify some misunderstandings around his stay in and transit to Durham and why it was within the rules. We now need to focus on the UK’s priorities.”

Bolton’s newest MP Mark Logan also refused to pick a side in the debate.

He said: “I’ve received a diverse set of views on the subject of special adviser Dominic Cummings, from those that disagree with his actions, to those who deeply empathise with what he did under the circumstances he detailed at a press conference on Monday.

“As your elected MP it is not only incumbent on me, but I also want to, listen to your views and therefore invite you to email me.”

Anyone living in Bolton North East who wishes to contact Mr Logan can email him at mark.logan.mp@parliament.uk