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Labour tries to force government to release all documents relating to Robert Jenrick's 'unlawful' £1bn property scheme approval

Independent Wednesday, 24 June 2020 ()
'He has answered the questions on this and I really do think that should be the end of the matter,' claims cabinet colleague Alok Sharma
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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick faced calls to resign after documents revealed he was “insistent” a controversial development was agreed before a new levy would cost its Tory donor backer millions. Boris Johnson backed the beleaguered minister with the head of the civil service saying the Prime...

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Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick British lawyer and Conservative Party politician; Member of Parliament for Newark since 2014

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Housing secretary suggests council was deliberately delaying consent for financial gain
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