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Police rap Neil Kinnock’s son for non-essential birthday trip

‘Socially distanced’: Twitter photo of Stephen Kinnock visiting his father Neil

LABOUR MP Stephen Kinnock has been told off by police after tweeting a picture of a birthday visit to his dad.

Mr Kinnock, 50, MP for Aberavon in Wales, said he and his wife, former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, went to see ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock for a ‘socially distanced celebration’ of his 78th birthday.

But a spokesperson for South Wales Police replied: ‘We know celebrating your dad’s birthday is a lovely thing to do, however this is not essential travel. We urge you to comply with @GOVUK restrictions. They are in place to keep us all safe. Thank you.’

The MP hit back, saying he was delivering essential supplies and was only there long enough to ‘sing happy birthday’.