Labour demands inquiry into claims over spending for PM byelection visit

Angela Rayner alleges Boris Johnson ‘clearly broke ministerial code’ after report on Hartlepool campaign accounts

Labour has called for an inquiry into allegations that Boris Johnson broke the ministerial code by using a taxpayer-funded plane for a byelection campaign visit.

The claim was prompted by a report saying the Conservative party had not declared any spending relating to travel in the accounts it submitted for the Hartlepool byelection – even though the prime minister flew to the north-east for a visit that involved electioneering.

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