Boris Johnson: Resignation statement in full
Former Prime Minster Boris Johnson has announced that he is standing down as an MP, with immediate effect.
It comes after he received a report from the MP-led Privileges Committee into whether he misled Parliament over lockdown parties at Downing Street.
Here is his statement in full:
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.
They have still not produced a shred of evidence that I knowingly or recklessly misled the Commons.
They know perfectly well that when I spoke in the Commons, I was saying what I believed sincerely to be true and what I had been briefed to say, like any other minister.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 then occupant of the same building, Rishi Sunak - believed that we were working lawfully together.