Michelle Mone is facing new questions over £203m Covid PPE contract

‘Baroness Bra’ Michelle Mone is facing new questions over £203m Covid PPE contract

  • Michelle Mone and her husband are facing fresh questions over PPE contracts  
  • She was revealed as ‘source of referral’ between Medpro and Cabinet Office 
  • Lady Mone has always maintained she had ‘no role or function’ with the company
  • Now, leaked documents suggest she was party to conversations about company’s commercial arrangements 

Tory peer Michelle Mone and her billionaire husband faced fresh questions last night over their involvement in a £203million Government contract for PPE at the start of the pandemic.

Last year the lingerie tycoon was revealed as the ‘source of referral’ between PPE Medpro and the Cabinet Office, an introduction which helped the firm win contracts to supply masks and surgical gowns.

Lady Mone has always maintained she had ‘no role or function’ with the company.

But now it’s claimed leaked documents seen by the Guardian suggest she was party to conversations about the London-based company’s commercial arrangements and texted a person involved in delivering the contract. 

Tory peer Michelle Mone and her billionaire husband (both pictured) faced fresh questions last night over their involvement in a £203million Government contract for PPE at the start of the pandemic

Her husband Doug Barrowman, a financier based in the Isle of Man, may also have helped set up the deal with a firm managing Medpro’s supply chain.

Medpro was set up two months after the start of the first lockdown with Anthony Page, a wealth management expert and longtime employee of Lady Mone’s husband, named as its 100 per cent shareholder and a director.

Lawyers for the couple dismissed the reports as ‘largely incorrect’.

The reports drew immediate condemnation from MPs.

Pictured: Anthony Page, PPE Medpro’s owner, circled, at Lady Mone’s wedding in 2020

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said: ‘These latest reports suggest that hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash ended up with a company closely connected to a Tory politician who personally referred it to a government minister.

‘Labour has repeatedly called for an investigation into the awarding of these contracts.

‘The public need to know the truth of this murky affair, including the role of Baroness Mone and other Tory politicians.’

In response, lawyers for Lady Mone said the accusations were ‘grounded entirely on supposition and speculation and not based on accuracy’.

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