Downing Street said it is “incorrect” to suggest Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds is playing a central role in running the country.
Tory think tank The Bow Group has called for an inquiry into her activities following reports of her influence within No 10.
The Prime Minister’s press secretary Allegra Stratton said there was “no response to that at all” and stressed Mr Johnson was focused on the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Prime Minister is coming forward with a 60-page plan to get us out of lockdown and that is his focus at the moment,” she said.
Asked whether Ms Symonds was taking a central role with no authority or accountability, Ms Stratton said: “It’s incorrect.
“The Prime Minister’s fiancee is on maternity leave, she’s raising their son Wilf and shortly she will be taking up a new role at the wildlife charity the Aspinall Foundation.”'
Allegra Stratton's previous:
'Allegra Elizabeth Jane Stratton is a British political aide, writer, and former journalist serving as the Downing Street Press Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson since November 2020. Stratton worked for The Guardian as a political correspondent until joining the BBC in 2012.'
Verily she was one of the state broadcasters and she has moved seamlessly to No 10.
She is married to James Forsyth -
'James Forsyth is a British political journalist and political editor of The Spectator magazine. He is also a weekly columnist for The Sun on Saturdays and previously the Mail on Sunday.' Wikipedia