Sunak aide admits placing bet on general election

Sunak aide admits placing bet on general election

Article brief provided by BBC News
  • Brian Wheeler, BBC News
June 12, 2024 3:53 PM
  • Brian Wheeler, BBC News
  • United Kingdom

A senior aide to Rishi Sunak has admitted he is being investigated by the Gambling Commission after reportedly placing a bet on the date of the general election.

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Tory candidate Craig Williams, who was the prime minister’s Principal Private Secretary in the last Parliament, said he would cooperate with the probe.

In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, he said: “I’ve been contacted by a journalist about Gambling Commission inquiries into one of my accounts and thought it best to be totally transparent.

“I put a flutter on the general election some weeks ago. This has resulted in some routine inquiries and I confirm I will fully cooperate with these.