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Boris Johnson 'affair' a 'public interest matter' says judge

A senior Appeal Court judge has ruled the public has a right to know about Boris Johnson's alleged infidelity and the child he is said to have fathered during an affair.

Lord Justice Dyson has said that information Boris Johnson had allegedly had an adulterous affair was a "public interest matter which the electorate was entitled to know when considering his fitness for public office".

Neither the mayor nor the woman concerned, who worked for him as an unpaid advisor, have ever confirmed or denied any aspect of the allegations.

BBC London's Tim Donovan reports.

  • 21 May 2013