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All Items Bought By Boris Johnson During His Flat Renovations Have Been Leaked

Poppy Bilderbeck

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All Items Bought By Boris Johnson During His Flat Renovations Have Been Leaked

The items Boris Johnson bought during his Downing Street flat renovation have been revealed in a leaked invoice.

News first arose of Johnson and wife Carrie's expensive flat renovation when the Conservative Party received a fine over the refurbishments.

The items Johnson and his wife bought have since been exposed as totalling an eye-watering amount.

A leaked invoice obtained by the Independent has revealed how much Boris Johnson and his wife spent on refurbishing the flat at Downing Street. Credit: Alamy
A leaked invoice obtained by the Independent has revealed how much Boris Johnson and his wife spent on refurbishing the flat at Downing Street. Credit: Alamy

In a leaked copy of the renovation's invoice obtained by The Independent, Johnson and his wife were discovered as having spent a whopping total of £208,104.

The invoice - sent by Soane Interiors which is owned by Lulu Lytle - includes an estimation for building works on the flat as well as the price of various homeware items.

It was Lytle's £2,260 worth of 'gold' wallpaper bought by the Johnson's which led to the scandal surrounding the renovations becoming known as 'Wallpapergate'.

As well as adorning the walls with 'gold' paper - although Lytle told The Telegraph she actually doesn't do a wallpaper in 'gold' - Johnson and his wife also desired a 'paint effect' for the hallway of the flat.

The effect cost £3,100.

To decorate the drawing room, over £15,000 was spent on two sofas, £7,000 on a rug, an ottoman cost £1,000 and two 'little side tables' were priced at £1,500 each.

It surely can't be a frequent occurrence for many children to visit Johnson's home either, as he and Carrie decided to splash £500 on a kitchen table cloth.

Known for being a great party host, it was essential for Johnson to make sure he had a good drinks trolley.

The trolley - 'inspired by a French 1940s drinks trolley owned by ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev' - came in at a cool sum of £3,675.

He also bought a cards table - another must-have for any wine and cheese event or quiz night - for £2,000.

Two lamps came to a total of £6,000.

Johnson and his wife also purchased two 'Hurricane Wall Lights' worth a whopping £3,550 - but don't worry, they came with a candle each too.

An 'antique, bevelled mirror all over the wall' as well as a 'Console Table fixed to mirror' totalled £6,000.

The 'rough' estimation for 'building work, paintwork and installation' was £30,000.

It cost around £30,000 to install all the items, paint the flat and for all the building works. Credit: Alamy
It cost around £30,000 to install all the items, paint the flat and for all the building works. Credit: Alamy

When a new politician becomes Prime Minister, they are given a yearly budget of £30,000 to spent on renovations at 10 Downing Street.

Johnson and his wife sourced the additional £178,104 from the Conservative Party and through funding by Lord David Brownlow.

Lord Brownlow is reported as having funded over £50,000-worth of the renovations.

In May 2021, former Whitehall ethics advisor Lord Geidt conducted a report into the flat refurbishment.

Johnson claimed he didn't known the costs for the flat refurbishment had been partly funded by Lord Brownlow.

However, messages between the pair dating back to November 2020 were unveiled by the Electoral Commission watchdog in a separate enquiry.

Johnson was caught out as having lied about not knowing Lord Brownlow had funded part of the refurbishment by the Electoral Commission watchdog. Credit: Alamy
Johnson was caught out as having lied about not knowing Lord Brownlow had funded part of the refurbishment by the Electoral Commission watchdog. Credit: Alamy

The rest of the money was discovered as having been charged to the Conservative Party, first having gone through the Cabinet Office.

Johnson has since reportedly repaid his £178,000 debt.

It's a shame he now only has three months to enjoy the flat's renovations and expensive decor.

LADbible has contacted Boris Johnson and Soane interiors for comment. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Boris Johnson, UK News, Politics

Poppy Bilderbeck
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