Johnson aide ‘advised on planning law shake-up’ while employed by property firms

Boris Johnson’s former top aide Eddie Lister was involved in discussions on a massive shake-up of planning laws despite being employed by two major property firms, it is claimed.

Pippa Crerar  (extract)

Industry insiders told the Mirror that the senior aide, who stepped down as No 10 came under pressure over conflicts of interest, had been advising on the proposals.

Whitehall sources also suggested that Lord Udny-Lister had been involved as the Downing Street policy team drew up the plans with Robert Jenrick’s Ministry of Housing last year……

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