Richard Desmond

MPs ask Robert Jenrick long list of questions about £1bn land deal

July 1, 2020

Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, is facing a demand to appear before a parliamentary committee to respond to unanswered questions about his relationship with the Tory donor Richard Desmond and the £1bn Westferry property deal. The housing select committee has disagreed with Boris Johnson’s claim that “the matter is closed”, asking Jenrick to appear before […]

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Labour quizzes PM on planning decision that saved Tory donor £40m

June 17, 2020

Boris Johnson asked to disclose any contact with donor Richard Desmond prior to housing minister overruling council The Westferry Printworks site in east London. The scheme was approved by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, against the advice of a planning inspector, but the decision was reversed after Tower Hamlets council took legal action. Photograph: Yui […]

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Call for inquiry into why senior Tory helped donor avoid £40m tax

May 30, 2020

Cabinet Office asked to look into Robert Jenrick’s unlawful approval of property project The proposed development in east London, which was approved by Robert Jenrick against the advice of his planning inspector. Photograph: PR Labour has urged the Cabinet Office to investigate why the housing secretary intervened in a controversial London planning decision that could […]

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