Carrie Symonds: Boris Johnson’s fiancée as secret ruler

“Compared to her predecessors, Carrie Symonds is in a much higher league in terms of media perception,” says journalist Anne McElvoy. The adviser is paid by the Conservative Party, not from taxpayers’ money, as Number Ten immediately made clear.

But it was also clear that Symonds positioned itself as the active protagonist of the power circle around Boris Johnson in the background.

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