Dominic Raab requests independent investigation over two formal COMPLAINTS made against him

Dominic Raab tweeted that he has written to Rishi Sunak and 'looks forward to addressing these complaints'

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Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he had “written to the Prime Minister to request an independent investigation into two formal complaints that have been made against me”.

He tweeted on Wednesday: “I look forward to addressing these complaints, and continuing to serve as Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary, and Lord Chancellor.”

It comes after days of questions and allegations about his conduct towards junior colleagues.

Rishi Sunak has sent a letter to the Prime Minister on the matter
Rishi Sunak has sent a letter to the Prime Minister on the matter

In his letter to the Prime Minister, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab wrote: “When you entered No 10 Downing Street, on 25th October, you rightly stated that ‘this Government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level’.

“I am proud to take this as a personal article of faith.

“I have just been notified that two separate complaints have formally been made against me, in parallel, from my time as foreign secretary and my first tenure as Justice Secretary, which ended in September of this year.

“I am, therefore, writing to request that you commission an independent investigation into the claims as soon as possible.

"I will co-operate fully and respect whatever outcome you decide."

Mr Raab said he remains “committed” to “serving this Government with integrity and professionalism”.

He added he welcomed “the opportunity to address any complaints transparently”.

Mr Raab said he remains “committed” to “serving this Government with integrity and professionalism”
Mr Raab said he remains “committed” to “serving this Government with integrity and professionalism”

In his letter to Mr Sunak, said he had been “blessed to work with a wide range of outstanding civil servants, in particular my brilliant and dedicated private offices”.

“I have always welcomed the mutual challenge that comes with serious policy-making and public service delivery.

“I have always sought to set high standards and forge teams that can deliver for the British people amidst the acute challenges that we have faced in recent years.

“I have never tolerated bullying, and always sought to reinforce and empower the teams of civil servants working in my respective departments.”

Mr Sunak has since agreed to Mr Raab’s request, saying that “integrity, professionalism and accountability are core values of this Government”.