Prime Minister considering not replacing Lord Geidt as ethics adviser

Boris Johnson is considering not replacing Lord Geidt as the ethics adviser who rules on whether ministers, including the Prime Minister, break the rules. Downing Street said on Thursday that the PM would conduct a review into the “vitally important” function after the peer resigned over a plan risking a deliberate breach of the ministerial code. Lord Geidt clung on to the role despite suggesting Mr Johnson may have broken the rules by being fined over partygate and having considered the controversial funding of the Downing Street flat refurb during an “especially busy year”.

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