Tuesday 9 November 2021 / 12:25 PM Anneliese Dodds

Labour calls for Prime Minister to launch investigation into Caribbean-based barrister MP

Anneliese Dodds, Labour Party Chair, has written to Boris Johnson asking whether Geoffrey Cox is a Caribbean-based barrister or a Conservative MP.

Labour is calling for an urgent investigation into the former Attorney General working for a Caribbean tax haven during the height of the pandemic, despite the BVI government facing an ongoing UK Foreign Office inquiry into alleged corruption. Dodds writes: “It appears that your former Attorney General is profiting from advising an administration accused of corruption and tax avoidance.”

Dodds calls the matter “a question of leadership” for the Prime Minister and a question of priorities for the Conservatives, writing that “Sir Geoffrey’s behaviour means it looks like he’d rather get a tax haven off the hook than represent the interests of his constituents”.