British Politics

Boris Johnson quits as MP, calls on Rishi Sunak to ‘show how we are making the most of Brexit’

The former British prime minister said he was “bewildered and appalled” at a letter from a parliamentary committee investigating him over the partygate scandal

  • June 9, 2023
Boris Johnson: “I am very sorry to leave my wonderful constituency.”

Boris Johnson said he was quitting his seat and triggering an immediate by-election because he was “bewildered and appalled” at the British parliament’s privileges committee’s investigation into him.

He said he had received a letter from the committee which is investigating whether he lied to MPs over partygate, “making it clear, much to my amazement, that they are determined to use the proceedings against me to drive me out of parliament”.

“I have today written ...