The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, this week faced claims that she breached the Ministerial Act by asking officers to help her avoid a speeding ticket by arranging a private speed enforcement course. Officials are expected to be politically neutral and only get involved in government policy, not ministers’ personal affairs.

As a senior political correspondent Aubrey Allegretti tells Nosheen IqbalBraverman says she has accepted fines and points on her license, but she denies violating the ministerial code.

The row comes at a tricky time for both her and the prime minister. Braverman was accused last week of taking steps to front a rival leadership with a speech to the National Conference of Conservatism. Meanwhile, on Thursday, she will be under pressure to explain to those in her wing of the party how net migration has risen so sharply despite a stated aim to bring it down.

Suella Braverman

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