Monday 7 October 2019 / 1:05 PM John McDonnell

John McDonnell comments on Jennifer Arcuri GMB interview

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, commenting on Jennifer Arcuri’s GMB interview said:

“As Mayor, Boris Johnson had a duty under the Greater London Authority code of conduct to declare his friendship with Jennifer Arcuri and not to act in a way that benefited her business.

“Regardless of the exact nature of his relationship with Arcuri, it is clear that she and Boris Johnson were close, and that he misled the public when he said ‘there was no interest to declare’.

“The Prime Minister is unfit for office. This morning has thrown up even more questions for Boris Johnson, which can only be answered with a full investigation into the apparent misuse of public funds.”

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Notes to Editors

  •  Jennifer Arcuri was interviewed on Good Morning Britain
  • Arcuri described having lunch and drinks with the then Mayor and stated that he visited her flat/office “a handful of times” and described him as “a really good friend”.