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Boris Johnson has 'full confidence' in beleaguered Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, Downing Street says

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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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Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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