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UK politics news – live: Robert Jenrick faces calls to resign as texts reveal minister 'insistent' Tory donor's £1bn development rushed through

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News video: Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor

Call for Jenrick to quit in controversy over planning approval for Tory donor 01:00

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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Sir Keir Starmer says the row over Robert Jenrick's involvement in the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development is now a "judgement call" on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Labour leader insisted the government needed to get to the bottom of the issue before moving on. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Housing Secretary under pressure to resign in planning row [Video]

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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is under increasing pressure to resign amid a row over the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development. Mr Jenrick approved the development on the Isle of Dogs in east London, near Canary Wharf just 12 days before the developer, Richard Desmond, made a £12,000 donation to the Conservative party. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Zahawi: Robert Jenrick's actions "not unlawful" [Video]

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Business minister Nadhim Zahawi has defended Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, saying he pulled the planning application for the Westferry Printworks development as soon as there was "a perception of bias". Mr Zahawi said it was vital to "move on" from the row in order to "deliver the housing for those families that need it most". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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