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Robert Jenrick: Police assess complaint over minister who approved Tory donor's £1bn housing scheme

Independent Tuesday, 2 June 2020
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are "assessing" an allegation involving housing secretary Robert Jenrick and his decision to green light a controversial £1bn east London development.
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