Tuesday 10 November 2020 / 1:03 PM Rachel Reeves

Public deserves answers on how firm linked to PM’s closest advisor was gifted taskforce contract – Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, responding to revelations of new links between the PR firm hired by the Chair of the UK Government taskforce on vaccines and Dominic Cummings, said:

“These revelations raise yet more serious questions about how taxpayer money is being spent during the pandemic and how the government is being run.

“The public deserve urgent answers as to how a small PR agency with close links to the PM’s closest advisor was simply gifted such a large contract – and what exactly was delivered for such a price tag.

“We know Dominic Cummings doesn’t think the rules apply to him, but this is no way to treat taxpayer money. The Prime Minister must be transparent about the processes he has put in place to allow such potential breaches of public trust.”