Tuesday 23 July 2019 / 5:02 PM Jon Trickett

Boris Johnson and his government will act only in the interest of the wealthy elite – Jon Trickett responds to Andrew Griffith appointment

Responding to reports that Boris Johnson, in one of his first acts as Conservative Party leader, gave a job to a multi-millionaire who loaned him a £9.5m townhouse in Westminster for his leadership campaign, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP said:

“Before he is even appointed Prime Minister, one of Boris Johnson’s first acts is to dish out a powerful job in Number 10 to his super-rich pal who lent him his luxurious house in Westminster for the Tory leadership campaign.

“The public would be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that Johnson’s friends can buy influence within the new administration.

“It’s blindingly obvious – Boris Johnson and his government will act only in the interest of the wealthy elite.”