David Cameron sent several text messages to Rishi Sunak in the course of lobbying for a bank, it has been reported.
The Sunday Times says the former prime minister messaged the chancellor’s private phone about allowing Greensill Capital into a state-backed loan scheme.
There is no suggestion that Mr Cameron acted unlawfully and most of his texts reportedly went unanswered.
Labour last night called on Mr Sunak to “set the record straight” amid questions about how he responded to lobbying for Greensill by his Tory colleague.
In a letter to the chancellor, Mr Sunak’s Labour counterpart Anneliese Dodds asked Mr Sunak to explain whether he had personally spoken with the former Tory prime minister during the course of the lobbying.