Five further bullying complaints have been made against Dominic Raab, it has been revealed. It means eight formal complaints have been made against Mr Raab, the deputy PM and justice secretary.

The five new complaints relate to his first stint as justice secretary between September 2021 and September 2022, making a total of six relating to this department.

Mr Raab - who denies all allegations of bullying - was already facing formal complaints relating to his previous roles as the Brexit secretary and foreign secretary.

Asked how he could stay in government given the number of allegations made against Mr Raab, the PM's spokesman said:

"We think it's right there is an independent process, that the investigator looks into these claims thoroughly before coming to a view."

Labour's deputy leader, Angela said: "It is yet another sign of how weak Rishi Sunak is as a prime minister that despite being aware of Dominic Raab's reputation, he appointed him as his deputy.

"The prime minister must now say why he has not been suspended until the outcome of the formal investigation, and make clear that any breach of the ministerial code will result

in his immediate sacking. The government must also take immediate steps to ensure there is a safe working environment for their staff."

Number 10 would not put a timeframe on when the investigation will finish, only saying it is hoped it will be concluded "swiftly".