Boris Johnson 'definitely' will answer questions on lockdown breaches, Rachel Johnson says

24 May 2023, 08:37 | Updated: 24 May 2023, 09:34

Rachel Johnson: 'All the rules were followed whenever I went to Chequers'

By Phoebe Dampare Osei

After fresh concerns there may have been other rule breaches during lockdown at Chequers, Rachel Johnson said she felt the rules were followed while she was there.

Speaking to Ben Kentish and the rest of the Cross Question panel last night, Rachel said: "It is probably time to move on from Partygate, however, I am not one to call into question the shoe leather and elbow grease that has been demonstrated by our reporters.

"They do a fantastic job", she continued. "Whether I like, or my brother likes the results of their efforts, is immaterial."

"If he has questions to answer, he will definitely be answering them", Ms Johnson said.

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She added: "I see that the family name has been brought into it slightly, and all I will say on that that as far as I'm aware, all the rules were followed whenever I went to Chequers, which wasn't often enough."

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It is alleged that the former Prime Minister broke COVID meeting rules by hosting family and friends at his country home. He already testified before the Privileges Committee about Partygate.

On these latest claims concerning Chequers, a spokesperson for Boris Johnson has said: "No contact was made with Mr Johnson before these incorrect allegations were made both to the police and to the Privileges Committee. This is both bizarre and unacceptable.

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"For whatever political purpose, it is plain that a last-ditch attempt is being made to lengthen the Privileges Committee investigation as it was coming to a conclusion and to undermine Mr Johnson."

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