Boris Johnson: Leanne Wood hopes resignation kickstarts change

2023-06-09 21:59:56  • 3 mins

Former Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood hopes Boris Johnson's resignation will "kickstart" a change in the way "society values integrity and accountability in the political world".

He stood down as an MP on Friday, after receiving a report on whether he misled parliament over lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street.

The former prime minister accused the inquiry of trying to "drive me out".

Welsh Secretary David TC Davies said he is "sorry" to see Mr Johnson go.

"As far as I'm concerned, Boris got it right on Ukraine, Boris got it right on the vaccine programme and Boris had it right on Brexit," the Conservative Monmouth MP said.

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In evidence given to the Privileges Committee in March, Mr Johnson admitted misleading parliament, but denied doing it on purpose.

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