Tuesday 4 May 2021 / 1:26 PM Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner responds to PM’s spokesperson refusing to deny Boris Johnson asked Conservative donors to pay for childcare

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader, responding to the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson refusing to deny that the Prime Minister asked Conservative Party donors to pay for his childcare, said:

“We are seeing what looks like another cover up from the Prime Minister, who is trying to hide his attempts to fund his lifestyle through secret payments from wealthy Tory donors.

“Boris Johnson forcing his MPs to vote against free school meals and making stealth cuts to schools at the same time as asking Tory donors to pay for his own childcare is yet more evidence that it’s one rule for him and his mates another for everyone else. What did these donors expect in return for their generosity, and what were they promised?

“With an investigation already underway into potentially illegal activity, the Prime Minister and Conservative Party should stop taking the British people for fools and immediately publish all correspondence relating to all attempts to get Tory donors to fund the Prime Minister’s lifestyle.”