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Prime Minister Boris Johnson's position "untenable" says Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid


By Chris Saunderson

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BANFF and Buchan Conservative MP David Duguid claims the position of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "now untenable".

In happier times: MP David Duguid with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
In happier times: MP David Duguid with the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Said Mr Duguid: "Having indicated my concerns internally earlier this week, it is my intention to stand down from my position as Fisheries Envoy and Trade Envoy for Angola and Zambia."

Mr Duguid had previously supported the Prime Minister in the vote of confidence among Tory MPs.

However, the scandal involving former Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher proved the final straw for Mr Duguid.

MP David Duguid had a position as a fisheries envoy.
MP David Duguid had a position as a fisheries envoy.

Mr Johnson admitted he had been told about a complaint against Mr Pincher in 2019 but had made a "bad mistake" by not acting on it.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have both resigned in the last 24 hours.

Mr Pincher, the MP for Tamworth, was suspended as a Tory MP last week over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr Duguid was elected to Parliament in 2017 with a 3693 majority after winning the seat back from the SNP. He was returned in 2019 with an increased majority of 4118.


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