Wednesday 11 August 2021 / 10:33 AM Angela Rayner / Cronyism

Labour responds to David Cameron’s ‘begging letter’ lobbying Matt Hancock

Angela Rayner, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on reports that former Prime Minister, David Cameron, won a contract worth £125 for Illumina after lobbying former Health Secretary, Matt Hanock, said:  

“There is rampant cronyism, sleaze and dodgy lobbying that is polluting our democracy under Boris Johnson and the Conservatives. They hand public money to their mates without a second thought.

“With NHS staff suggesting that it hasn’t been possible to make full use of the capacity the contract provided, the Government must answer questions about why it awarded such a huge sum of money without competition in the first place.

“Labour will overhaul the current broken system and replace it with an Integrity and Ethics Commission that will stamp out sleaze.”