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PM ‘broke law’ if he failed to declare flat donation within one month

Boris Johnson has broken the electoral law if he received a gift or loan for his flat makeover and failed to declare it within one month, a former election official said.

The comments come amid claims that the Conservative Party secretly approved paying the £58,000 bill for Johnson’s flat – a payment then covered by a Tory donor, according to a leaked email.

“The whole purpose of this is we need to know who’s paying for politicians,” David Howarth, a former Electoral Commissioner, said “so all these transactions need to be looked at”.

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