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Boris Johnson resigns as an MP

Boris Johnson resigns as an MP

Boris Johnson made the announcement earlier today, with the former PM resigning as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Former Prime Minster Boris Johnson has resigned as an MP.

The politician was under investigation, after he was accused of knowingly misleading the House of Commons over Partygate.

After intense media scrutiny, the now-MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip has decided to step down.

Johnson made the announcement earlier today.
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In light of this, Johnson has released a statement insisting he did not mislead Parliament.

It read: "I have received a letter from the Privileges Committee making it clear - much to my amazement - that they are determined to use the proceedings against me to drive me out of Parliament."

He added: "They have still not produced a shred of evidence that I knowingly or recklessly misled the Commons."

Johnson then also spoke about his work whilst PM, stating: "They know that I corrected the record as soon as possible; and they know that I and every other senior official and minister - including the current prime minister and the then occupant of the same building, Rishi Sunak - believed we were working lawfully together."

The politician has resigned as an MP.
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He also confirmed that he would be resigning as an MP, saying: "I have been an MP since 2001. I take my responsibilities seriously."

Slamming the current government, the 58-year-old went on: "Why have we so passively abandoned the prospect of a Free Trade Deal with the US?

"Why have we junked measures to help people into housing or to scrap EU directives or to promote animal welfare? We need to deliver on the 2019 manifesto, which was endorsed by 14 million."

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Topics: Boris Johnson, News, UK News, Politics