PARTYGATE investigator Sue Gray was in talks with Labor for possibly a year before accepting a job with them, it was claimed last night.
The official, who joined Sir Keir Starmer’s party as chief of staff, may have been having off-the-books talks for some time.
She also allegedly sent an email with suggestions on how witnesses should be treated during the parliamentary inquiry into Boris Johnson and whether he had misled parliament during the talks.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “One of Sue Gray’s managers has told Cabinet Office officials they believe the secret contacts with Labor began well before last November.
“They believe the contacts may have been going on for over 12 months.
“It all seems to have been done off the books, so the Cabinet Office has to play detective to put it all together.”
Labor said the allegation was ‘categorically false’.
A spokeswoman added: “It is known that a chief of staff position only became vacant in the fall of last year and at that point Keir was contemplating what he needed as a replacement.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7719023/sue-gray-secret-talks-labour-job/ Partygate buster Sue Gray ‘could have had secret talks with Labor a year before her job’