Thursday 9 September 2021 / 9:05 PM Anneliese Dodds / Cronyism

Anneliese Dodds reacts to UK lobbying regulator warning to Co-Chair of the Conservative Party

Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour Party Chair, reacting to the UK lobbying regulator’s warning to the Co-Chair of the Conservative Party, said:

“The lobbying regulator is sending a clear message to Boris Johnson about the actions of the Co-Chair of the Conservative Party.

“Whether it’s secret communications with foreign ambassadors or trying to secure unfettered access for his companies to the corridors of power, it’s unacceptable that Ben Elliot keeps blurring the lines between private business and political office.

“Boris Johnson appointed this man to his post – so the Prime Minister must take responsibility and remove him immediately. There cannot be one rule for high-ranking Conservatives and their chums, and another rule for everyone else.”