Sunday 6 October 2019 / 10:26 AM Cabinet Office / Jon Trickett

Response to claim Johnson recommended Arcuri for top government job and failed to declare interest

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, commenting on reports that Boris Johnson wrote a recommendation letter for Jennifer Arcuri to get a highly paid government job without declaring his friendship with her, said:

“The allegation that Boris Johnson recommended Jennifer Arcuri for a top government job without declaring his relationship to her is incredibly serious.

“Johnson cannot continue to stonewall and refuse to give a full account of his actions. The integrity of the Prime Minister is called into question when he acts as if he believes he can get away with anything.

“The public have a right to know if their Prime Minister has in the past misused public funds, and abused his office and position of power. This cannot be swept under the carpet.”