Assembly receives no response from PM over Arcuri information

09 October 2019

The London Assembly has not received a response from the former Mayor of London and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in relation to the allegations about his relationship with Jennifer Arcuri while he was Mayor.

The Assembly requested clarification following claims in the Sunday Times newspaper. The Prime Minister was given 14 days to respond to the allegations; that deadline expired at 6pm today.

 

The letter asked for:

  • Details and a timeline of all contact with Jennifer Arcuri including social, personal and professional during his period of office as Mayor of London
  • An explanation of how that alleged personal relationship was disclosed and taken into account in any and all dealings with the GLA and other parts of the GLA family

 

Len Duvall AM, Chair of the London Assembly Oversight Committee said:

“It is very disappointing that we have not received a response from the Prime Minister.

“Missing the deadline of a polite request to fully cooperate is unhelpful and this already serious situation has now become grave. The allegations of potential misuse of taxpayers’ money are no laughing matter. We will be taking this further.

“There are now a range of options available to us. Next week, the Oversight Committee will meet to discuss those options and decide on its next course of action.

“You can be assured that the London Assembly will investigate this matter with absolute commitment.”

Notes to editors

  1. Letter sent to the Prime Minister requesting information responding to allegations – read here
  2. The GLA Oversight Committee.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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