Boris Johnsons resignation statement in full
Boris Johnson has sensationally resigned as an MP over an investigation into his conduct by the Privileges Committee.
The former prime minister claims he has been anti-democratically forced out of parliament, branding the probe a hitjob.
His full resignation statement is below:
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.