Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Johnson took a holiday on the island of Mustique with partner Carrie Symonds after Christmas Labour has called on Boris Johnson to clarify who paid for his Caribbean holiday over the New Year. According to the MPs’ register of interests, the accommodation – which cost £15,000 – was covered…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive at a hotel ahead of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain,

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Mr Johnson took a vacation on the island of Mustique with partner Carrie Symonds after Christmas

Labour has known as on Boris Johnson to clarify who paid for his Caribbean vacation over the Unique Year.

In response to the MPs’ register of interests, the accommodation – which stamp £15,000 – modified into covered by David Ross, the co-founding father of Carphone Warehouse.

But a spokesman for Mr Ross has educated the Day-to-day Mail he did now not pay for the ruin and most attention-grabbing helped prepare it.

Downing Aspect motorway stated the day out had been successfully registered.

The high minister took the vacation to St Vincent and the Grenadines with girlfriend Carrie Symonds between Boxing Day 2019 and 5 January 2020.

Labour’s shadow minister for the cupboard office, Jon Trickett, stated Mr Johnson “must advance tantalizing” referring to the money, adding that if he does now not, Parliament’s requirements watchdog “must step in”.

“The overall public deserves to grasp who is paying for their high minister’s jaunts,” Mr Trickett added.

The entry in Mr Johnson’s register of interests says Mr Ross donated accommodation “for a non-public vacation for my partner and me, value £15,000”.

But a spokesman of Mr Ross educated the Day-to-day Mail: “Boris major some aid to search out somewhere in Mustique, David known as the firm who bustle the final villas and somebody had dropped out.

“So Boris got the employ of a villa that modified into value £15,000, however David Ross did now not pay any monies whatsoever for this.”

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David Ross, the co-founding father of Carphone Warehouse, at a photography exhibition in 2011

Mr Ross modified into one of Mr Johnson’s aides in Metropolis Hall and modified into appointed to the Olympics organising committee.

But he resigned from the roles, and his firm, over a chunk scandal in 2008.

It emerged Mr Ross had old hundreds and hundreds of pounds value of Carphone Warehouse shares as collateral in opposition to private loans without informing the firm’s other directors – a possible breach of Metropolis principles on the time.

A Downing Aspect motorway spokesperson stated: “All transparency requirements were adopted, as situation out within the Register of Contributors’ Financial Interests”.

Mr Johnson confronted criticism over his vacation for now not returning sooner, after the US killing of Iranian overall Qasem Soleimani raised tensions within the Center East.

It is the first day out in a far off places country that Mr Johnson has declared since going to Saudi Arabia in September 2018.

Most attention-grabbing one other MP has declared a free vacation within the last yr.

Mr Ross has been a long-standing donor to the Conservative Party, pledging £250,000 within the last election campaign.

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