Dominic Cummings is said to be considering leaving his job – but not for six months.

A source, who reportedly knows him well, told the Daily Mail he plans to step back from politics now Brexit has been achieved.

They said: ‘Dominic has not decided what to do.

‘He will stay in his job if it seems worthwhile and [he] can improve things – otherwise he probably won’t.’

The Spectator magazine, where Mr Cummings used to work and where his wife is a commissioning editor, also reported that he could consider himself ‘largely redundant’ by Christmas if he has completed reforms of Whitehall.

He has faced calls to resign over his decision to drive to Durham from London during the lockdown while his wife had symptoms of coronavirus.

Today, Durham Police said he ‘might’ have broken the rules with a round-trip to Barnard Castle which Mr Cummings said was to test if his eyesight was good enough to drive back to London.

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However, the force said the possible breach was ‘minor’ and therefore no further action will be taken.

This was before the government lifted some lockdown measures to allow people to drive an unlimited distance to an outdoor area.

At the time, people were only allowed to leave their home to make an essential journey – such as for food or for work – or to exercise once a day.

Mr Cummings insisted he had acted ‘lawfully and reasonably’ at all times when he made the 260 mile trip to Durham to self-isolate at his parents’ farm at the end of March.

However, polls show the public widely disagrees while around 40 Tory MPs have called for him to be sacked or resign and a petition for him to be sacked has reached nearly one million signatures.

Critics argued Mr Cummings broke lockdown by driving to Durham, as government guidelines state anyone with coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate for seven days at home and not leave even for essential supplies.

The PM’s aide said he feared becoming ill himself and needed to be near family who could look after his four-year-old son if that happened.

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