Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, has written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood following the cash for access scandal over the weekend suggesting that there may have been multiple breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct.
His letter follows information released by the Prime Minister suggesting that a party fundraising dinner occurred on government property that was not an official residence. If this did occur, this would suggest a breach of the Ministerial Code.
Additionally, reports have suggested that Conservative Party Chairman, Lord Feldman, has been given access to and desk space in Downing Street for what are narrowly Conservative Party matters, including fundraising.
Jon Trickett MP, having now studied the facts placed in the public domain, said in his letter:
“There is a prima facie case to say that there may have been multiple breaches of the Ministerial Code of Conduct. In particular that government property has been used for improper purposes.”