Boris Johnson may face a SECOND investigation into the bill for Downing Street flat makeover

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Boris Johnson may face SECOND probe over Downing Street makeover bill as cabinet secretary is urged to investigate

  • Labor asks the cabinet secretary to investigate whether Boris Johnson has violated the ministerial code
  • The Conservative Party paid £ 60,000 for the renovation of Mr Johnson’s flat
  • Tory donor Lord Brownlow secretly repaid the party six months ago

The cabinet secretary has been urged to investigate whether Boris Johnson has violated the ministerial code to pay for his lavish renovation of the Downing Street apartment.

The cabinet secretary has been urged to investigate whether Boris Johnson has violated the ministerial code to pay for his lavish renovation of the Downing Street apartment.

The cabinet secretary has been urged to investigate whether Boris Johnson has violated the ministerial code to pay for his lavish renovation of the Downing Street apartment.

Labor asked Simon Case to look at the ‘eye-pleasing’ sums reportedly spent on the refurbishment, including gold wallcovering.

It follows a series of revelations by the Daily Mail regarding the funding of decor and furnishings for the apartment the 56-year-old Prime Minister shares with fiancé Carrie Symonds, 33.

Last week, the Mail revealed that election watchdogs are investigating a secret payment of £ 60,000 for the makeover to determine if it was breaking the rules. Labor MP Sarah Owen wrote to Mr Case yesterday, calling for ‘transparency and clear explanations’ about the ‘shady’ payments.

She pushed for an investigation, writing, ‘It is vital that the facts behind the cost of this renovation are fully established and published. It’s not just about whether the taxes of hard-working people contributed to gold wallpaper spinning.

‘Due to the lack of openness, there are so many questions about matters such as transparency, honesty, judgment and whether or not the ministerial code is violated.’

She stressed that the ministerial code requires ministers to avoid the danger of an actual or perceived conflict of interest between their position and their private financial interests.

Labor asked Simon Case to look at the eye-watering amounts reportedly spent on the refurbishment, including gold wallcovering.  Pictured: file photo of the flat

Labor asked Simon Case to look at the eye-watering amounts reportedly spent on the refurbishment, including gold wallcovering.  Pictured: file photo of the flat

Labor asked Simon Case to look at the ‘eye-pleasing’ sums reportedly spent on the refurbishment, including gold wallcovering. Pictured: file photo of the flat

It comes after the Conservative party paid a £ 60,000 bill for the renovation of Mr Johnson’s flat. Tory donor Lord Brownlow secretly refunded the party six months ago.

The code also states that ministers must be as open as possible to parliament and the public and provide information.

The MP asked how much was spent, what it was spent on and how the suppliers were chosen for the renovation.

Downing Street has not denied the reports, stating that details of the renovation will be provided in a Cabinet Office report.

It has not been stated when this will be published. Mr. Johnson denies any inappropriateness.

It follows a series of revelations by the Daily Mail about the funding of decor and furnishings for the apartment the prime minister, 56, shares with fiancé Carrie Symonds, 33

It follows a series of revelations by the Daily Mail about the funding of decor and furnishings for the apartment the prime minister, 56, shares with fiancé Carrie Symonds, 33

It follows a series of revelations by the Daily Mail about the funding of decor and furniture for the apartment the 56-year-old Prime Minister shares with fiancé Carrie Symonds, 33

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