Rishi Sunak knew there was a “difficult relationship” between Gavin Williamson and former chief of staff Wendy Morton, but was “unaware” of “certain allegations” until “last night,” the cabinet minister said. told Sky News.
The Principality of Lancaster, Oliver Dowden, told Sophie Ridge on Sunday’s program that the prime minister still has faith in Lord Gavin, who was appointed as Cabinet Office minister in recent personnel changes, and that he will be removed from office. Said he had no plans. from his post.
Sir Gavin is alleged to have sent the then-whipping chief of staff abusive text messages complaining that he and other colleagues were excluded from the Queen’s funeral for political reasons.
Mr Dowden said Sir Gavin “regrets the words he used”.
He also suggested that many had a difficult relationship with Morton.
A screenshot leaked to The Sunday Times appears to show an abusive message from a South Staffordshire MP, including a warning that ‘everything has a price’.
Asked about the allegations, Dowden told Sky News: “The Prime Minister knew he had a difficult relationship.
“And as you saw from the former chairman, Jake Berry, I think he’s saying he stressed that to the prime minister.
“But these particular allegations, this particular exchange, the Prime Minister did not know until then. Last night. “
Dowden continued: “He should not have sent such a message. He says he regrets it. But of course the prime minister continues to have faith in Kevin Williamson as minister.”
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