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PM’s mobile number is available free online … for 15 years | Political news

Boris Johnson’s mobile phone number has been available free on the Internet for 15 years.

The number appeared at the bottom of a press release released when Mr Johnson was shadow minister for higher education in 2006.

The document, which encouraged journalists to contact him on a Commons office number or on his cell phone, was still available online this year.

Sky News was able to confirm that the number actually belongs to the Prime Minister.

Downing Street declined to comment.

This follows reports that senior officials advised the prime minister to change his phone number due to security concerns and the number of people who may have contacted him directly.

There have been criticisms of his texting exchanges with entrepreneur Sir James Dyson and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, both of which have been leaked.

In addition, the Daily Telegraph reported earlier in April that Simon Case, head of the civil service, said the Prime Minister would have to change his phone number because his was too well known.

When the PA News Agency attempted to call the number Thursday night, they were greeted with an automated message saying the phone was off and “please try again later or text.”

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Source: news.sky.com
This notice was published: 2021-04-30 02:30:00