Johnson and Hunt to be pressed on Huawei stance in hustings

Duo will be asked to clarify views after MP Bob Seely obtained leaked memo on state interference

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will be pressed on whether Chinese company Huawei should be banned from supplying 5G network technology, at a Conservative party hustings to be held on the Isle of Wight.

The island’s Conservative MP, Bob Seely, wants the contenders to clarify how they would deal with the telecoms firm, after he obtained a leaked copy of a legal memo that he argued undermined its claim it was independent of the Chinese state.

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