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Boris Johnson resigns as member of Parliament over 'Partygate'

By William Booth and Adam Taylor

09 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Boris Johnson resigned as a member of Parliament after an investigation concluded he misled lawmakers about parties held at 10 Downing Street during Covid lockdowns.

LONDON - Boris Johnson, the former British prime minister and a key architect of Brexit, resigned as a member of Parliament on Friday evening after an investigation concluded that he misled lawmakers about boozy parties held at 10 Downing Street during covid lockdowns.

In a blistering resignation letter, Johnson maintained "I did not lie," and said he was "bewildered and appalled" at being "forced out."

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