Shaun Bailey was pictured gathering with people at a Christmas party last year (Credit: Michael Edward)
Shaun Bailey, of Harold Hill, went to a gathering at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters last December when London households were banned from mixing.
The Mirror released a picture showing him next to 23 people while enjoying drinks and a buffet on Tuesday.
Bailey has since stepped down from his role as chair of the London Assembly’s police and crime committee and issued an apology on Twitter.
“I gave a speech to my team to thank them for their efforts, before leaving shortly afterwards.
“It was a serious error of judgement at a time when Londoners were making immense sacrifices to keep us all safe and I regret it wholeheartedly.”
Responding to the apology, one woman said: “I voted for you as I thought you were genuine and honest.
“I could not attend a funeral of my closest friend. I cancelled Christmas. Hope the party was fun.”
Members of the London Assembly are calling on the Metropolitan Police to investigate what happened.
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