Tuesday 20 April 2021 / 8:54 AM Cronyism / Rachel Reeves

Labour responds to news a former Tory donor awarded a £100m PPE contract was revealed by an admin error

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to news of the role of a former Tory donor in a £100m PPE contract, revealed after an apparent admin error, said:

“It says everything about the rampant Tory sleaze consuming this government that such a huge conflict of interest was revealed by mistake.

“The Government keeps saying that it wants to be transparent on deals – but the redactions on this contract show this was a deliberate cover up. They’ve been caught red handed.

“It’s clear it’s one rule for the Conservative Party and their friends and donors, and another for everyone else.”