Cat Smith, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Democracy, responding to the Electoral Commission launching a formal investigation into the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat, said:
“It is welcome that the Electoral Commission is set to investigate the series of murky revelations around the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat.
“No stone should be left unturned to get to the bottom of who’s funding the Prime Minister’s luxury lifestyle, and what they could be expecting in return.
“If the Conservatives want to do something about the stench of sleaze engulfing them, they must cooperate fully with the Electoral Commission and publish the paper trail and any invoices relating to this matter.
“The Government must take this opportunity to immediately publish the Register of Ministers’ Financial Interests.”