Nick Gibb becomes latest Conservative MP to call for Boris Johnson to resign

MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton says his constituents were ‘furious about the double standards’ of the PM

Nick Gibb

Another Conservative MP has called for Boris Johnson to resign.

Nick Gibb, the MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, said his constituents were “furious about the double standards” and said the prime minister had been “inaccurate” in his statements to the Commons.

Gibb, a former schools minister who served under three prime ministers, has also submitted a letter of no confidence to the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, the Daily Telegraph reported.

He wrote: “My constituents are furious about the double standards – imposing harsh and, to my mind, necessary restrictions as we and the world sought to defend ourselves against this new and deadly virus, while at the same time flagrantly disregarding those rules within the fortress of Downing Street.”

Gibb also claimed that Johnson had been “inaccurate” in statements to the Commons.

The MP wrote in the Telegraph: “The prime minister accepted the resignation of Allegra Stratton for joking about a Christmas party that she hadn’t attended, but he won’t take responsibility for those that he did attend.

“I am sorry to say that it is hard to see how it can be the case that the prime minister told the truth.”

He said there was still support for Johnson in his constituency, but that voters were also questioning whether they could trust him. The MP said: “To restore trust, we need to change the prime minister.”

Gibb’s intervention brings the total number of MPs who have publicly called for Johnson to go to 15, but privately the number is likely to be higher.

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