Boris Johnson urged to freeze out Gavin Williamson over security concerns

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BORIS Johnson has been urged to freeze out the ex-minister who has masterminded his leadership campaign.

The wannabe PM is keen to promote Gavin Williamson into his Cabinet after he delivered the support of MPs to secure a place in the final Tory leadership run-off.

Boris Johnson has been urged to freeze out Gavin Williamson — the ex-minister who masterminded his leadership campaign
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Former Defence Secretary Gavin Willamson was dismissed over a National Security Concil leak
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But security sources have warned against giving the former Defence Secretary any job that gives him access to sensitive information following his dismissal over a National Security Council leak.

It has sparked a row within BoJo’s camp, as it would bar him from holding a string of top posts.

Insiders say the alert was raised by Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill.

But a source in Mr Johnson’s camp insists the mandarin has confirmed that Mr Williamson was not the source of the leak.

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