Labour leader Keir Starmer in isolation minutes after speaking in House of Commons chamber

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SIR Keir Starmer has been forced to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive – just minutes after speaking in the Commons.

The Labour leader tested negative this morning ahead of his weekly Westminster showdown with Boris Johnson, who is also in quarantine.

Keir Starmer at PMQs this lunchtime

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Keir Starmer at PMQs this lunchtimeCredit: PA
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Today marked the first PMQs after Freedom Day, meaning more MPs were allowed on the green benchesCredit: PA

A spokesperson for the Labour leader said: “One of Keir’s children tested positive for Covid this lunchtime. In line with the rules, Keir and his family will now be self-isolating.

“Keir was already doing daily tests and tested negative this morning. He will continue to take daily tests.”

Sir Keir left the chamber when PMQs finished around 1pm, and within two hours his spokesperson released the statement that he was self-isolating.

Today marked the first PMQs after Freedom Day, meaning more MPs were allowed on the green benches than at any time during the pandemic.

During the exchanges Sir Keir branded the PM a “super- spreader of confusion” as he tore into mixed messaging on the pingdemic.

Mr Johnson was patched in via video link from Chequers where he is self-isolating after coming into contact with infected Sajid Javid.

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It means the UK’s PM, Chancellor, Health Secretary and Leader of the Opposition are all holed up in the country’s first week of freedom.

Like the PM, Sir Keir has been double-jabbed but strict rules you still have to isolate if a member of your household tests positive.

Sir Keir and his wife Victoria have a 10-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter.

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in schools and last week more than one million children were out of lessons.

It will be the fourth time Sir Keir has had to enter quarantine since the pandemic began.

The PM was patched in via video link from Chequers where he is self-isolating

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The PM was patched in via video link from Chequers where he is self-isolatingCredit: AFP
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