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Boris Johnson ‘under investigation’ over £15,000 Caribbean holiday

The PM is under investigation by the parliamentary standards watchdog (Picture: James Veysey/Shutterstock)

Boris Johnson is under investigation by the parliamentary standards watchdog which will look into whether he broke rules over the funding of a Caribbean holiday with fiancée Carrie Symonds.

The Prime Minister and his girlfriend were pictured on a lavish ten-day trip to Mustique over the New Year in 2020, said to be worth £15,000.

He recorded the holiday in the register of MPs’ interests, saying the break was courtesy of Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross, who owns a holiday villa on the island.

Mr Ross’ spokesman initially denied he had paid for it, saying the Tory politician had made ‘a mistake’.

They then U-turned, saying Mr Ross had ‘facilitated’ the holiday in December 2019, MailOnline reports.

Kathryn Stone, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, has approved Labour’s request to launch an inquiry. 

She said today Mr Johnson will be investigated for a potential breach of the Commons code of conduct which states MPs must be ‘open and frank in drawing attention to any relevant interest’.

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