Boris Johnson's county court judgement is struck out after Downing Street appealed against 'vexatious' £535 debt claim

BORIS Johnson no longer has a county court judgement against him after No10 appealed to strike out the "vexatious" £535 debt claim.

Downing Street had made an application to get the claim removed and insisted it was "totally without merit."


A court official confirmed there is no longer a judgment present after applications were considered by District Judge Hammond – but was unable to provide further details.

Official records had showed an "unsatisfied record" for the unpaid debt was registered to Mr Johnson at 10 Downing Street, with the judgment dated October 26 last year.

An additional file showed the claim was made by someone called Yvonne Hobbs against "The Rt Hon Boris Johnson".

The reasons cited for the claim were "defamation" and "committed repeated defamation".

His Press Secretary added there "no concerns" over his personal finances.

County Court judgments are issued against people who fail to respond to demands for payment.

They can result in bailiffs being sent to recover the costs of the debt under civil laws.

It can also affect your credit score and ability to take out loans.

Banks and loan companies can also use the information to decide whether to issue credit or loans.

The Government website says: "If you're late with your payments, you could be taken back to court and you may have to pay extra costs."

The date of the judgment, which was first revealed by the Private Eye magazine, is October 26 last year.

The judgment was issued less than a fortnight after a Conservative donor told the party he was donating £58,000 to the party in relation to refurbishments the PM’s Downing Street flat.

The Prime Minister has faced numerous questions about his finances as the Electoral Commission investigates whether any donation was properly declared.

Mr Johnson has denied any wrongdoing and insisted he personally paid for the lavish refurbishments, but has declined to say whether he received an initial loan.

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