He may be Carrie Symonds’ best friend, but who is Henry Newman?

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Called a ‘chatty rat’ by Dominic Cummings in an explosive blogpost, the Downing Street special adviser has risen through the ranks

A good friend of Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds has been accused of leaking government plans for a second coronavirus lockdown last year in Dominic Cummings’ explosive attack on the prime minister.

Johnson’s former top aide alleged that the prime minister had been told that “all the evidence” pointed to special adviser Henry Newman, whom he described as a “chatty rat”. Newman, who has since moved to No 10, was an adviser at the Cabinet Office at the time of the leak last year.

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