Friday 17 December 2021 / 4:30 PM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner comments on reports of social gatherings in the Cabinet Secretary’s offices in December 2020

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on reports that social gatherings were held in the offices of the Cabinet Secretary in December 2020, said:

“Boris Johnson as Prime Minister has set the tone for the civil service and the rest of government.

“Which each new revelation there is growing evidence of a culture of turning a blind eye to the rules.

“Labour made it clear when the investigation was launched that the person in charge should be uncompromised and able to make a fair and independent judgement. These fresh revelations put that into question.”