Leaked emails suggest the Tory peer michelle mone lobbied a health minister on behalf of a company seeking Covid contracts – five months after her lawyers said she had stopped doing anything for the company.
The documents add to questions surrounding Lady Mone’s account of her involvement in Medpro PPE, who secured government contracts worth more than £200million to supply personal protective equipment at the start of the pandemic.
Several months later, according to the leaked emails, Mone was trying to help PPE Medpro secure a lucrative contract to supply the government with Covid-19 antigen tests.
Mone has repeatedly sought to distance herself from PPE Medpro, whose activity she first recommended to the government in early May 2020. When Mone’s May 2020 referral became public, she said her involvement in the company went no further than a single recommendation at the time. Cabinet Minister Theodore Agnew.
However, emails seen by the Guardian from October 2020 suggest Mone was still at that time promoting the company, which sold Covid tests.
My colleague David Conn to the story.