Thursday 9 December 2021 / 11:19 AM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner comments on the Conservative Party being fined over Downing Street flat refurb

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor to the Duchy of Lancaster, commenting on the Conservative Party being fined £17,800 by the Electoral Commission for failing to keep proper records over a donation to refurbish Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat, said:

“Boris Johnson’s sleaze is corroding the office of Prime Minister.

“The Paterson scandal, illicit Christmas parties in Number 10 and now dodgy payments from a multimillionaire Conservative Party donor to fund his luxury Downing Street refurb.

“It is one rule for them, and one rule for the rest of us, and Boris Johnson is at the heart of it.

“It is right that the Electoral Commission has fined the Conservative Party but the Prime Minister must now explain why he lied to the British public saying he did not know who was behind the Number 11 flat refurb – all the while he was messaging the donor asking for more money.

“Boris Johnson has taken the British public for fools. He has not only broken the law but made a mockery of the standards we expect from our Prime Ministers.”