Sue Gray (civil servant)
British former civil servant (born 1957/1958)
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Susan Gray is a British former civil servant who served as Second Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office from May 2021 to March 2023, where she reported to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Her report into the Partygate scandal criticised the government led by Boris Johnson and contributed to his downfall as Prime Minister.
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Keir Starmer says he was 'always been confident' no rules were broken when he hired Sue GraySir Keir Starmer has said he was "always been confident" no rules were broken when he hired partygate investigator Sue Gray as his chief-of-staff.
Sue Gray broke Civil Service code by discussing a job with Labour, Cabinet Office probe findsSue Gray broke the Civil Service code by discussing a job with Labour, a Cabinet Office investigation has concluded.
Sue Gray cleared to work as Labour chief of staff from SeptemberSue Gray has been given the go-ahead by the appointments watchdog to take up a role as chief of staff in Sir Keir Starmer's Labour Party.
Starmer defends Sue Gray as 'woman of incredible integrity'Sir Keir Starmer has praised Sue Gray as "a woman of incredible integrity" after it emerged she was in contact with the Labour chair of the partygate inquiry while still a civil servant.
Partygate inquiry chair Harriet Harman was in personal contact with Sue Gray in early stages of probeHarriet Harman, the chair of parliament's partygate inquiry, was in personal contact with Sir Keir Starmer's incoming chief of staff Sue Gray while she was still a civil servant.
'Suspicious' Boris Johnson called Sue Gray 'psycho', ex-adviser claimsBoris Johnson's former head of communications has claimed the ex-prime minister referred to partygate investigator Sue Gray as "psycho".
Labour held talks with Sue Gray for at least four months before chief of staff role announcedSir Keir Starmer was wooing Sue Gray to become his chief of staff for at least four months before announcing her appointment, Sky News has discovered.
PM 'disappointed' Sue Gray did not comply with new job investigationRishi Sunak thinks it is "obviously disappointing" that Sue Gray did not speak to the government investigation into her taking a job with Labour, Number 10 has said.
Sue Gray refused to co-operate with investigation into Labour talks, minister revealsPartygate investigator Sue Gray chose not to participate in an inquiry looking at talks she held with Labour over joining as its chief of staff.
'Serious questions to answer' if Sue Gray and Labour spoke during partygate probeSir Keir Starmer could have "serious questions to answer" if he was talking to Sue Gray while she was advising the MPs investigating partygate, a senior minister has told Sky News.
Ministers question if Sue Gray followed rules - as messages reveal Tory divides on Labour appointmentTory MPs are fighting between themselves over Sue Gray's decision to leave the civil service to work for Labour, leaked WhatsApp messages reveal - as questions continue to swirl over the controversial..
'No reason to believe' Sue Gray not impartial in partygate inquiry, minister saysA cabinet minister said she has "no reason to believe" Sue Gray was not impartial when she investigated partygate ahead of the ex-civil servant becoming Sir Keir Starmer's chief of staff.
Starmer appoints partygate investigator Sue Gray as new chief of staffSue Gray, who led the investigation into lockdown parties in Downing Street, has been appointed by Sir Keir Starmer to serve as his chief of staff.
Sir Keir Starmer considering appointing Sue Gray as chief of staffLabour leader Sir Keir Starmer is considering recruiting senior civil servant Sue Gray to be his new chief of staff.
PM's anti-corruption tsar resigns over partygate and will vote for Johnson to goThe prime minister's anti-corruption tsar has resigned over Boris Johnson's response to the Sue Gray report into partygate - and will vote for him to go tonight.
Investigation into alleged Carrie Johnson lockdown party not needed, minister suggestsA minister has said it is "not immediately obvious" an investigation is needed into allegations that Carrie Johnson held a lockdown party that was not part of the Sue Gray inquiry.
Drip feed of no confidence letters in PM as pressure grows after Sue Gray reportA drip feed of no confidence letters in Boris Johnson has continued as pressure grows following the Sue Gray report into partygate.
Senior Tory submits no confidence letter as number of MPs calling for Johnson to go ramps upSenior Tory MP Sir Bob Neill has submitted a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson's leadership as the number of Conservatives calling for the prime minister to go ramps up after the Sue Gray..
'Shocked and angered': Tory MP quits as Home Office aide over partygate scandalA Tory MP has resigned from the government saying he was "shocked and angered" by the revelations in Sue Gray's partygate report.
Two more Tory MPs call for PM to quit over Sue Gray's damning partygate reportTwo more Tory MPs have withdrawn their support for Boris Johnson in the wake of Sue Gray's report into Downing Street lockdown parties.
PM's chief of staff brushes off partygate as reason 'logical' cost of living measures are on wayBoris Johnson's chief of staff has brushed off the suggestion that the timing of a new package of cost of living help is timed to deflect attention from Sue Gray's partygate report.
PM insists UK needs to move on from partygate after damning Sue Gray reportBoris Johnson has insisted the UK needs to move on from partygate after the Sue Gray report revealed a slew of lockdown-breaching events at Downing Street.
Pictures from Sue Gray report show Boris Johnson at gatherings in Downing Street during pandemicImages of Boris Johnson with a beer in his hand have emerged in Sue Gray's damning report of Downing Street parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sue Gray report: All the key criticisms of the governmentThe Sue Gray report details rule-breaking events held across Downing Street and Whitehall during lockdowns - and it's 60 pages long.
Senior leadership must 'bear responsibility' for Downing Street party culture during lockdown, Sue Gray report saysThe senior leadership at Downing Street - both political and official - must "bear responsibility" for the culture of partying during COVID lockdowns, according to a report from senior civil servant..
Who's in the firing line after partygate report?The findings of the Sue Gray report has led to questions over who - if anyone - could be in the firing line following the inquiry into the partygate scandal.
Pressure on PM mounts over No 10 lockdown parties with Sue Gray report expected todayPressure is mounting on the prime minister over Downing Street lockdown parties ahead of the release of the Sue Gray report into partygate.
Ministers poised to announce multibillion-pound cost of living package as Sue Gray report expectedRishi Sunak is on course to announce a multibillion-pound financial package to help with the cost of living on Thursday, just a day after the anticipated Sue Gray report, Sky News understands.
Tory MPs criticise photos of PM at lockdown drinks ahead of Sue Gray reportTory MPs have criticised photos of Boris Johnson drinking with colleagues during lockdown ahead of the Sue Gray report into parties being published.
Everything you need to know about each lockdown-busting party that took placeSky News goes through what Sue Gray's report says about the 16 events she investigated. They took place over a 20-month period from May 2020 to April 2021.
Minister condemns 'playing politics' briefing against Sue Gray ahead of partygate reportA government minister has condemned anonymous briefing against Sue Gray, the senior civil servant preparing to publish her long-awaited report into Downing Street parties.
PM receives Sue Gray's full report into Downing Street lockdown parties, Sky News understandsBoris Johnson has received Sue Gray's updated report into lockdown-busting parties held in Downing Street and across Whitehall, Sky News understands.
'No way' Sue Gray would allow herself to be influenced by anybody on partygate report, says education secretaryEducation Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has said he does not know who requested a meeting between the prime minister and Sue Gray over her partygate report, but is confident there was "no way" she would..
Sue Gray's team reject claim she initiated meeting with PM over partygate reportSuggestions a meeting with the prime minister had been initiated by Sue Gray to discuss her long-awaited report into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street has been rejected by her spokesman.
PM and Sue Gray met privately to discuss handling of partygate report, Sky News understandsSue Gray and Boris Johnson had a private meeting to discuss the handling of the partygate report, Sky News can reveal.
Boris Johnson heading to Ukraine as he fights for his premiership after Sue Gray reportBoris Johnson is heading to Ukraine where over the border more than 100,000 Russian troops are gathering - as he fights for his premiership after the publication of the Sue Gray report.
PM hoped to buy himself some time - but events are in danger of spiralling out of controlTake back control: that was obviously Boris Johnson's aim in this marathon two-hour Commons statement on the Sue Gray report.
Key findings of the Sue Gray report revealedThe long-awaited Sue Gray report has delivered a damning assessment of parties at Downing Street and in Whitehall during the COVID pandemic.
What's in the Sue Gray report and which Downing Street parties did she investigate?The long-awaited Sue Gray report has concluded that some of the gatherings inside Downing Street and Whitehall during COVID restrictions "should not have happened" and represent a "serious failure" by..
'I get it and I will fix it': PM says sorry after Sue Gray report into No 10 lockdown partiesBoris Johnson has apologised after a report criticised Downing Street for a number of gatherings during COVID restrictions, as he declared: "I get it and I will fix it."