Boris sacks five senior advisors in "bloody cull"

Boris has sacked five senior members from his office in what has been described as a “bloody cull,” according to reports in Evening Standard.

In a radical shake-up, the recently returned mayor has not reappointed his mentoring ambassador Ray Lewis, nor health and families advisor Pam Chesters, Nicholas Griffin, Kulveer Ranger or Lizzie Noel.

Apart from Lewis, who worked on a voluntary basis, collectively the advisors earned £450,000 a year.

A spokesman for the Mayor said: “It’s part of the ongoing cost-cutting that Boris introduced four years ago. He is consistently trying to make the whole organisation more cost-effective and efficient.”

While an unnamed Tory insider told the Standard: “It’s been very bloody. A few of them didn’t really see it coming so it really feels like a cull.”

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