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Michelle Mone Takes Leave of Absence as Labour Steps Up Pressure Over PPE

Baroness Mone

Baroness Mone

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Tory peer Baroness Mone is taking a leave of absence from the House of Lords to "clear her name" over allegations about her links to a firm awarded contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus pandemic.

The news emerged as Labour prepared to force the Government to release records relating to the award of contracts to PPE Medpro.