LABOUR has called on the Government to release full details of how the refurbishment was paid for Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat upgrade.

The Government has said the Prime Minister paid for the work out of his own pocket, however his former top adviser Dominic Cummings accused Mr Johnson of wanting Tory donors to secretly fund the work.

Shadow communities’ secretary Steve Reed told the BBC Radio 4 programme: “We are calling for the Government to publish any correspondence relating to payments or donations around the refurbishment.

“We need to know the full amount that was spent, and we need to know who paid for the work in the first place who the Prime Minister now proposes to reimburse.”

He added: “If people are making significant donations to the Conservative Party, to the Government, we need to know who they are so that we can make sure the Government isn’t doing favours for them in return.

“That is what sleaze is all about.

“That is the behaviour of a tin-pot dictatorship.

“Britain, frankly, deserves a lot better than that.”

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has also said Mr Johnson must explain how the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat was paid for.

Mr Grieve, a long-standing critic of Mr Johnson, described the Prime Minister as, “a vacuum of integrity”, who must now ‘come clean’.

“It is all smoke and mirrors.

“He hasn’t said when he decided to repay it or whether he has now repaid it,” said the QC and former Beaconsfield MP, also speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“The fact is that he did get, I think it has become quite clear, a significant gift towards the refurbishment of the flat.

“If a minister goes abroad and gets given a gold watch by a foreign he has to hand it back to the Government or he has to buy it back.

“He doesn’t end up with £58,000, if that’s the figure, for refurbishing your private flat in Downing Street.

“My impression is there has been constant wriggling about the source of the money for this refurbishment.”