An investigation is underway regarding who paid for Johnson’s Caribbean holiday last year with girlfriend Carrie Symonds.
Boris Johnson being investigated after “luxury Caribbean holiday”. The parliamentary standards watchdog are conducting the investigation. Their luxury 10-day break, on the Caribbean island of Mustique, is said to have cost £15,000.
In Johnson’s register of interests he listed that Carphone Warehouse boss David Ross paid for their trip, from 26th December 2019 to 5th January 2020.
However he is quoted as saying he helped arrange the holiday but did not pay for it.
In an interview last year with the Mail a spokesman for Ross said “Boris Johnson did not stay in David Ross’s house. Boris wanted some help to find somewhere in Mustique, David called the company who run all the villas and somebody had dropped out.
So Boris got the use of a villa that was worth £15,000, but David Ross did not pay any monies whatsoever for this.”
According to standards commissioner Mathryn Stone she has Mr Johnson’s name on a list of MP’s facing investigation which was published on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister faces apologising publicly if found guilty or even suspension from parliament for a set number of days.
Labour MP Margaret Hodge has also asked the commissioner to investigate the “cash for curtains” row which still rumbles on.