Boris will move girlfriend into No 10 despite huge row

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Boris will move girlfriend into No 10 despite huge row

Aides to the front runner in the PM race say the bust-up over spilt wine was really just a minor tiff

Robert Mendick and Anna Mikhailova

Boris Johnson is planning to move his girlfriend Carrie Symonds into Downing Street with him should he win the Tory leadership contest, despite a row that led to police being called, this publication has been told.

Friends of Johnson are insisting nothing has changed in the couple’s relationship after they were recorded by neighbours arguing loudly. They said Johnson still plans to marry Symonds when his divorce to his second wife Marina Wheeler is finalised.

Rumours had been circulating that Johnson and his partner had split and that their partnership was floundering even before the bust-up early on Friday morning. One source suggested Johnson was sleeping on the sofa and that explains why Symonds, a former Conservative Party director of communications, was so upset when wine was spilt on it...

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