Boris Johnson’s second affair as Mayor to be investigated

Following an ITV documentary last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to be investigated for another affair, this time with City Hall adviser Helen Macintyre while he was London mayor.

The London Assembly is is already investigating Mr Johnson’s links to US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri who made fresh claims about their relationship in an ITV documentary last night, but the committee will now probe a previous affair for which Mr Johnson avoided censure in 2010.

Mr Johnson failed to declare the affair when he was mayor of London and it transpired later that Ms Macintyre, an art consultant, had a baby with him after the extramarital affair.

In the programme When Boris Met Jennifer, Ms Arcuri, 34, a pole dancing former model, claimed Mr Johnson discarded as though she was a “gremlin” after she tried to contact him for advice on how to handle the media interest.

It is alleged that while Mr Johnson was Mayor, Ms Arcuri received £11,500 in sponsorship from the mayor’s promotional agency London & Partners, and access to trade missions to Tel Aviv and New York after his intervention. 

Mr Johnson said there was no interest to declare and that he acted with “full propriety.”

The programme alleged Mr Johnson and Ms Arcuri were involved in an affair for more than four years.

Ms Arcuri refused to say on the programme if they had an affair and would not comment on the nature of their relationship but did say friends had pressured her to “admit the affair.”

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