Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, is under fire for allegedly asking civil officials to assist her organise a private speed awareness course after being clocked speeding last summer.
The Conservative MP for Fareham claimed she was “confident that nothing untoward happened” in the handling of the incident and expressed apologies for exceeding the speed limit.
She denied attempting to “evade” penalty by requesting that federal workers assist her in arranging a private one-on-one driving awareness training.
The Sunday Times broke the story, and a spokeswoman for Ms Braverman later stated that she regretted speeding and had accepted the points and fine for the crime.
Some Conservative MPs have called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to launch an investigation into Ms Braverman and to fire her if she is found to be in violation of ministerial regulations.
Senior Conservative MPs told The Independent that Ms Braverman had demonstrated “constant poor judgement” and “a mistake gone too far.”
The Prime Minister has talked with both Ms Braverman and will meet with No. 10 ethics adviser Sir Laurie Magnus upon his return to the UK to acquire “more information” before deciding whether to begin an investigation.
According to a Downing Street spokesman, Mr Sunak wants to ensure that the “proper process” is followed.
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said that despite Ms Braverman’s actions being “inappropriate” he did not want to get “ahead of himself” and call for her resignation.
He added: “I think if she’s breached the ministerial code she should go … in the end it’s the ministerial code that matters.”
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