UK PM Sunak fires party chairman Nadhim Zahawi after breach of ministerial code

This comes after an independent investigation into the latter's tax affairs

By Reuters

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Photo: Reuters file
Photo: Reuters file

Published: Sun 29 Jan 2023, 1:39 PM

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi from government on Sunday after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code.

"Following the completion of the Independent Adviser’s investigation – the findings of which he has shared with us both – it is clear that there has been a serious breach of the Ministerial Code," Sunak said in a letter to Zahawi.


"As a result, I have informed you of my decision to remove you from your position in His Majesty’s Government."

More to follow.




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