A SOMERSET MP has come under fire for crossing coronavirus tiers to attend a church service in Glastonbury.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the Commons and MP for North East Somerset, lives in West Harptree and attended the service in Glastonbury - 15 miles away – crossing from a Tier 3 (West Harptree) to a Tier 4 (Glastonbury) area, in breach of restrictions at the time.

Church services were allowed according to Government guidance, but this also stated that people should not travel between tiers other than for a list of exceptional circumstances.

The journey was reported by the Metro newspaper.

Liz Williams, 55, from Glastonbury, said a number of people in the town were “very cross”.

“While not as egregious as what Dominic Cummings did, he is still crossing from tier three to tier four just to go to mass, which we are told not to do,” she said.

“I think the anger in town is the fact that not only is this not essential, even though he may argue differently as a Christian, but that he is actually a member of the Government that is setting this policy.

“It just seems yet again like there is one rule for us and one rule for the rest of them.”

Travelling outside of tiers was not allowed under previous guidance, unless someone was going to work, an educational establishment, for childcare, to visit a support bubble or attend medical appointments.

A spokesman for Jacob Rees-Mogg said: “The Leader of the House regularly attends the only old rite mass available in the Clifton diocese which meets his religious obligations.”