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Carrie Symonds’s pals attack ‘smear’ over expenses

‘Forced out’: Carrie Symonds PICTURE: LNP

BORIS JOHNSON’S girlfriend was asked to leave her job at Conservative HQ after being accused of abusing her expenses, it is claimed.

Carrie Symonds, 31, quit the £80,000-a-year post as director of communications last August.

Friends dismissed the claims as nonsense and a ‘politically motivated smear’ by opponents of Brexit.

They said she was ousted for taking time off to campaign against the decision to grant early parole to rapist John Worboys. She was drugged by him in 2007, when she was 19.

Tory sources had claimed Ms Symonds was costing the party ‘thousands of pounds’ in unauthorised expenses, which included using taxis for travel home and to restaurants even when off-duty.

It is also claimed she leaked stories to the media that were damaging to Theresa May, the Daily Mail reported.

She reportedly demanded a six-month payoff — £40,000 — and was eventually given £20,000. Both sides signed a non-disclosure agreement.

Ms Symonds and Conservative Party HQ both declined to comment.