Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser Lord Geidt resigns from position | ITV News

by 24britishtvJune 16, 2022, 12:50 a.m. 24
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Lord Geidt has resigned as the prime minister’s adviser on ministerial interests. Last month, the ethics advisor had said there was a "legitimate question" over whether Boris Johnson had broken the ministerial code after he was fined by the Met Police for attending a lockdown-breaking party. In a brief statement posted to the government website on Wednesday, Lord Geidt wrote: "With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests". He was reported to be on the verge of resignation after Boris Johnson wrote to him clearing himself of breaching the ministerial code over Partygate. On Tuesday, Lord Geidt, a former private secretary to the Queen, declined to deny to MPs that he had considered resigning over Mr Johnson’s response to being fined for breaching lockdown rules. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/

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