James Forsyth

Hoey’s status uncertain

Hoey's status uncertain
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This morning, Boris Johnson announced that Kate Hoey would be his advisor on sport and the Olympics, making Hoey’s attempt to pass off her planned appearance with Boris at a ballet school in her constituency as nothing unusual appear distinctly disingenuous. Hoey’s status in the Labour party is now uncertain. Boulton and Co reports that when its Niall Paterson asked Geoff Hoon if he would take the whip away from her, Hoon responded “We’ll see”. Hoey’s Vauxhall seat is safe Labour; she received more than 50 percent of the vote at the last election.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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