An interference warning is being circulated to MPs and peers claiming that a female Chinese national has been seeking to improperly influence parliamentarians.
It is understood that politicians across the political spectrum may have been targeted in an exercise that has been monitored by MI5 for some time. “This has not been about targeting the government in particular,” a source added.
The suspicion is that the person concerned, who is thought to be based in the UK, is connected to the Chinese state – but the individual concerned is not being expelled or prosecuted.
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