Friday 28 May 2021 / 5:22 PM Angela Rayner

Johnson acted “unwisely” over flat refurbishment – Angela Rayner responds

Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to Lord Geidt’s report finding that Boris Johnson acted “unwisely” over flat refurbishment, said:

“The Conservatives think it’s one rule for them and another for everyone else. Throughout this pandemic, the Government has shown utter disregard for taxpayers’ money, using the public purse as a personal cashpoint.

“It’s staggering that the Prime Minister could rack up a £200,000 bill for a luxury refurbishment yet have no knowledge of how it was eventually paid. And with the charge sheet against the Health Secretary getting longer and longer, Boris Johnson needs to explain why the public should trust him to lead such a major government department.

“The Government has at long last admitted that a Tory donor has been funding the Prime Minister’s private life. We know this isn’t the only aspect of the Prime Minister’s lifestyle that may be being funded by Tory donors – No 10 must now come clean about how far this goes.

“Any government documents relating to Lord Brownlow should be published to prove that no conflict of interest exists.”