Boris Johnson resigns as MP with immediate effect over Partygate report
Boris Johnson is standing down immediately 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 prime minister angrily accused the investigation of trying to drive him out. He hinted that he may try to make a return to politics, saying he was very sad to be leaving parliament at least for now.
The recommendation from the investigation by the privileges committee of MPs that Johnson be suspended for more than 10 days could have led to a recall petition and byelection in his constituency. But Johnson took the decision to step back of his own accord.