Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson to be fined for breaking Covid lockdown rules

The Prime Minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, will be fined following an investigation into lockdown parties at Downing Street and Whitehall.“In the interests of transparency,” a spokesperson for Mrs Johnson confirmed that the former director of communications for the Tories will be receiving a fixed penalty notice (FPN) alongside her husband, Boris Johnson, and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.Mrs Johnson had in the past dismissed claims she had held parties in her Downing Street flat as “total nonsense”.The spokesperson said: “In the interests of transparency, Mrs Johnson can confirm she has been notified that she will receive a fixed-penalty notice.“She has not yet...
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Carrie Johnson to be fined for Covid lockdown breach along with prime minister husband

Carrie Johnson, the UK prime minister’s wife, is to be fined for Covid lockdown breaches, her spokesperson has said. She will join husband Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, the British chancellor, in receiving a fixed penalty notice for breaking the law during the pandemic.It came as police investigate parties in Downing Street and Whitehall during Covid restrictions.The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday it would be handing out 30 more fines in connection with Operation Hillman, bringing the total number issued to more than 50.On the same day, a spokesperson for the prime minister’s wife said: “In the interests of transparency,...
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Carrie Johnson pays fine and apologises over PM’s birthday party in Cabinet Room

The Prime Minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, has paid a fixed penalty notice relating to her husband’s birthday bash in the Cabinet Room of No 10 during Covid lockdown.A spokesperson for Mrs Johnson confirmed the former director of communications for the Tories paid the fine “relating to the gathering on the afternoon of June 19 2020” and that while “she believed that she was acting in accordance with the rules at the time”, she “apologises unreservedly”.It is understood Mrs Johnson briefly attended the Cabinet Room with her newborn baby in her arms during her husband’s lunch break alongside some socially distanced...

Starmer wants Carrie Johnson named if fined for parties

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for Carrie Johnson to be named if she is fined over Partygate. He said he agreed with the "general argument" that families should not be dragged into politics. But he said the public was entitled to know if the PM's wife had been...

Yuck! This new biography of Carrie Johnson is absolutely enraging

Last month, which now seems like an eternity ago, gossipy snippets from Lord Ashcroft's incendiary new book emerged. First Lady: Inside the Court of Carrie and Boris Johnson sounded like the sort of bombshell that could do for Boris Johnson and his scheming Machiavellian spouse. But now real bombs are...

Cabinet U-turned on fur and foie gras bans while Carrie Johnson was away

Jacob Rees-Mogg forced a Cabinet U-turn on a planned fur and foie gras trade ban while Carrie Johnson was away, despite protests from Lord Goldsmith. Plans to include bans in the Animals Abroad Bill, supported by environmentalists in the Conservative Party including Mrs Johnson, are understood to have been ditched after opposition from Mr Rees-Mogg and other Cabinet ministers.

Carrie Johnson ally leaves Government as No 10 reset continues

One of Carrie Johnson’s closest allies in Downing Street is leaving the Government as Boris Johnson's "reset" of his top team continues. Henry Cook, who has worked at the heart of Whitehall for over a decade, is leaving his position as a senior adviser to Mr Johnson in Number 10.

No, Carrie Johnson is not a modern Lady Macbeth. She’s an enormous red herring

She’s Lady Macbeth, scheming, manipulative, a forward planner; but she’s also feckless, work-shy, addicted to holidays, with a brain that can’t plot the optics from one Instagram post to another. Thus is Carrie Johnson characterised in the new biography from Michael Ashcroft, the Tory peer who makes these unflattering, scattershot pen portraits his contribution to the literary canon. His biographies rarely make a huge addition to the public understanding of a person; the modus operandi appears to be to find anyone, genuinely anyone, right down to someone who met them once at university and doesn’t remember them (so the reader can infer, Ashcroft will typically suggest, that they weren’t very memorable), prepared to make a bitchy remark, and then note it down. Inevitably, the character that then emerges is a little contradictory.

Carrie Johnson: Tory Activist Faces Unwelcome Limelight

Carrie Johnson, the wife of Britain's prime minister, is an experienced political operative in her own right who has been thrust from the shadows as allegations of sleaze and scandal envelop Downing Street. The 33-year-old former head of communications for the Conservative party has kept a low public profile since...