Robert Jenrick, Newark MP and Housing Secretary, defends 1,500-home scheme decision in Tower Hamlets by Conservative donor Richard Desmond as questioned in the House of Commons
Newark MP Robert Jenrick has defended his decision as Housing Secretary to pass a controversial planning application by Conservative donor Richard Desmond.
Questioned by MPs in the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Jenrick said he had acted in good faith and within the rules when he gave the green light to the 1,500-home scheme in Tower Hamlets, east London.
Despite claiming he handed over all relevant information regarding the decision to Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill — the UK's most senior civil servant — Labour have called for an inquiry into the matter.
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