Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as a Conservative MP after an investigation into the Partygate scandal found he misled Parliament and recommended a lengthy suspension from the House of Commons.
The former PM this evening (Friday 9th June) confirmed the investigation had found against him and recommended he serve a ban from the House of more than 10 days. Under Commons rules this would trigger a by-election in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency he has represented since 2015 but which is a Labour target seat.
In his resignation he attacked the current government, blaming the present Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, for rising taxes, not being Conservative enough and failing to make the most of Brexit. However, he hinted that he may try to make a return to politics, adding that he was ‘very sad to be leaving parliament – at least for now.’