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26 Mar 2018

May backs political secretary after Brexit whistleblower claims

Political Correspondent

Theresa May has backed her political secretary Stephen Parkinson, despite calls for him to be sacked for allegedly “outing” a whistleblower as gay. Brexit campaigner Shahmir Sanni told this programme that Vote Leave “cheated” during the EU referendum campaign.

In response, Mr Parkinson, a political adviser at No 10, as well as denying that he’d done anything wrong, published a personal statement, revealing details of a relationship he’d had with Mr Sanni.