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Darlington MP Peter Gibson turns on Boris and becomes latest to resign

Darlington MP Peter Gibson turns on Boris and becomes latest to resign

The MP for Darlington is the latest to resign his position today.

Peter Gibson said he no longer believes Boris Johnson is the best person the lead the country.

Mr Gibson was a parliamentary private secretary to the Department for International Trade.

In his resignation letter he said: “Three years ago this week in our party’s leadership election I resolved to support you, believing you to be the best person for our party, our country and for Darlington. With deep sadness I no longer feel that that is the case.”

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He added: “On Saturday last week I marched with LGBT+ Conservatives  at London Pride. As a gay MP, that should have been a liberating, enjoying experience, instead due to the damage our party has inflicted on itself over the failure to include trans people in the ban on conversion therapy, it was a humiliating experience and signalled to me the immense damage that has been so needlessly inflicted after years of hard work by many to rebuild the damage of Section 28.

“I am deeply saddened to see so many people of principle leaving Government and whilst I wish it were not so, I feel that my personal integrity, loyalty to my constituents, and to our party means that I must do so too.”

He added: “It is of the upmost importance that the Office of Prime Minister represents all the high standards required of public life, which I do not believe it presently does.”

Read more: Bishop Auckland MP’s scathing remarks against Boris Johnson after resignations

 

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