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Butler ‘smuggled £27,000 of organic food into Downing Street for Boris’

The food was said to be delivered in plain white bags by a butler on a Boris bike (Picture: Steve Back/Getty)

A butler secretly brought around £27,000 of luxury organic food into Downing Street for the prime minister, it has been claimed.

The food was said to be ‘smuggled’ in unmarked bags which included pre-prepared meals and wine after being delivered on a Boris Bike.

Some of the items appeared to have been covered by the wife of a Tory donor, the Daily Mail reported.

The fancy food was first delivered in May last year, and the drop-offs continues until February.

They were designed to build Boris Johnson’s strength back up after he was admitted to intensive care with coronavirus.

According to the paper, Daylesford organic farm shops, which is owned by Lady Carole Bamford, put together a healthy food plan and supplied the meals at cost price.

Lady Carole Bamford’s butler Paul Mitchell is said to have made the deliveries on a Boris bike (Picture: Steve Back)

She is married to Lord Bamford, who is the owner of JCB. His companies have given £10 million to the Tories.

An email from Daylesford’s chef director discussing the meal plan in May 2020 reportedly referred to the PM by his first name, saying: ‘Alex has discussed the pressure on food preparation and a tendency to resort to takeaways.

‘This is something we can help with by sending pre-prepped meals that would be fast and easy to finish in their own kitchen.

‘Due to Alex’s recent illness, we have been especially mindful of his protein levels while still keeping the menu varied and light. There are some treats as well, and Alex’s favourite vegetables have been included.’

Downing Street nsists the cost of the food was met by the Prime Minister (Picture: Getty Images)

The paper reported that the price paid for the meals at cost was £18,900, while the products would have been sold in the shop for around £27,000.

Some of the items are said to be noted as ‘charged to LB’s account’, believed to stand for Lady Bamford.

Her butler, Paul Mitchell, is said to have made the deliveries on a Boris bike.

The prime minister is already facing scrutiny for how he and fiancee Carrie Symonds funded redecorations of their flat, as well as a lavish ten-day trip to Mustique over the New Year in 2020, said to be worth £15,000.

A Downing Street spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘The costs of the food for personal consumption are met by the Prime Minister.’

Daylesford and Lady Bamford have been approached for comment.

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