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Tory aide ‘frogmarched’ out of Downing Street wins ‘five figure payout’ 

A Tory aide who was ‘frogmarched’ out of Downing Street by police after being summarily fired by Dominic Cummings has been handed a five-figure sum to settle her employment case.

Treasury adviser Sonia Khan was dramatically sacked by the maverick No10 chief amid a Brexit frenzy in the summer of last year, after she was accused of still being in touch with former boss Philip Hammond

Ms Khan, who was working for Sajid Javid at the time, brought an employment tribunal and Mr Cummings was facing giving evidence next month.

But it emerged today that she had withdrawn her claim after agreeing a settlement, understood to be worth ‘five figures’.

Treasury adviser Sonia Khan was dramatically sacked by the maverick No10 chief amid a Brexit frenzy in the summer of last year, after she was accused of still being in touch with former boss Philip Hammond (pictured together in 2018)

Treasury adviser Sonia Khan was dramatically sacked by the maverick No10 chief amid a Brexit frenzy in the summer of last year, after she was accused of still being in touch with former boss Philip Hammond (pictured together in 2018)

Ms Khan, who was working for Sajid Javid at the time, brought an employment tribunal and Mr Cummings was facing giving evidence next month

Ms Khan, who was working for Sajid Javid at the time, brought an employment tribunal and Mr Cummings was facing giving evidence next month

In a statement issued by the FDA civil service union, Ms Khan said: ‘Following 14 months of negotiation, I have today reached a settlement with the Treasury, my former employer, and as a result I am no longer pursuing my employment tribunal claim which was due to be heard in London in December.

‘I would like to thank the FDA who have supported this action and were instrumental in finding a settlement, alongside their legal advisers Slater and Gordon.

‘I would also like to thank the Metropolitan Police Service for their support during intense scrutiny and pressure for myself and my family, and my current employer, Cicero/AMO, for their wholehearted backing in the last year.

‘Having reached a settlement of these issues I am now moving on with my life and career. I have a fulfilling job as a consultant, I maintain great affection for the Conservative Party and remain a committed Conservative. 

‘The party took me under its wing when I was a teen and I feel hugely privileged to have served as a special adviser under the last two prime ministers.’

Despite her sacking, Ms Khan campaigned for Mr Johnson at the general election in December and mantains strong links in the Tory party. 

She was dramatically axed after being accused of staying in touch with people close to Mr Hammond. 

Mr Cummings apparently demanded to inspect both Ms Khan’s phones before immediately firing her. 

Ms Khan had earned a reputation as a good operator in Westminster since joining Mr Hammond in 2018. 

She previously worked for ex-Cabinet minister Liam Fox and the TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign group.  

Despite her sacking, Ms Khan (pictured right) campaigned for Mr Johnson at the general election in December and mantains strong links in the Tory party

Despite her sacking, Ms Khan (pictured right) campaigned for Mr Johnson at the general election in December and mantains strong links in the Tory party

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