Theresa May is facing growing pressure to sack her deputy Damian Green after texts he sent to a journalist revealed he may have misled her over the sleaze scandal.
Mr Green had been accused of inappropriate sexual advances and sending messages to Kate Maltby earlier this month.
The deputy Prime Minister denied the claims and was adamant that they first met in 2014.
But the emergence of a picture depicting the pair together a year earlier in June 2013.
Mr Green had been accused of inappropriate sexual advances and sending messages to Kate Maltby. He is pictured outside of his London home earlier this month on November 2
Theresa May is expected to face further calls for her to sack Mr Green following the emergence of the latest picture
Texts also show that Mr Green and Ms Maltby had been in touch since August 2013.
The revelation is expected to intensify calls for the Prime Minister to sack her deputy.
Mr Green is presently waiting the conclusion of a Cabinet Office inquiry into claims of sexual misbehavior — as well as allegations that he stored pornography on his parliamentary computer.
The first secretary of state (left) was accused of making advances towards Kate Maltby, 31 (right)
The emergency of the photo, which was obtained by The Sun, contradicts the deputy Prime Minster’s initial statement on October 30, in which he said: ‘I have known Ms Maltby since she contacted me in 2014.
The photograph shows Ms Maltby, who is 30 years younger than Mr Green, standing next time him on June 4 2013.
And from August the same year the pair messaged one another on Twitter.
It comes after friends of Mr Green said the pair only got to know each other after meeting in 2014.
Ms Maltby claimed that it was in 2015 when Mr Green met her in a bar and put ‘a fleeting hand against my knee’.
He also later asked her out for a drink after she was pictured wearing a corset in a newspaper article.
Mr Green denied making a pass and sending flirtatious texts.