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Full list of Tories calling for Boris Johnson to resign

5. Miles Briggs – MSP  

“It is clear that the Prime Minister’s position is no longer tenable, he has lost the trust of the public, as well as the ability to credibly lead the United Kingdom through the difficult times we all face in the coming weeks, months and years,” he wrote on Twitter.

6. Alexander Burnett – MSP  

“I stand by Douglas Ross and support his comments today calling for the PM to resign,” he wrote on Twitter. 

7. Donald Cameron – MSP  

“And rightly so. I support this call. The Prime Minister should step down,” he wrote on Twitter. 

8. Jackson Carlaw – MSP 

“People in Eastwood, and across the UK made enormous sacrifices to follow the rules. Given that the PM has now confirmed he attended a rule breaking gathering, he has lost the confidence of the country, so I believe Douglas has made the right call & that the PM should stand down,” he wrote on Twitter. 

9. Russell Findlay – MSP 

“Good on Douglas Ross for having the principles & guts to stand up for what is right (having done so previously over Dominic Cummings). The rules have been broken while people across the UK made immense sacrifices,”  he wrote on Twitter. 

10. Maurice Golden – MSP 

“People across the North East followed the rules and made hard sacrifices throughout the pandemic. The Prime Minister has lost their trust and that of the country.

“Douglas Ross has made the right call, and the Prime Minister should stand down,” he wrote on Twitter. 

11. Meghan Gallacher – MSP 

“I fully support Douglas Ross and his calls for Boris Johnson to resign. It is the right call,” she wrote on Twitter. 

12. Jamie Halcro Johnston – MSP

“Tackling the Covid pandemic has required everyone to follow the rules. And that begins with those at the top. While the Prime Minister has recognised the anger being felt across the country and apologised, that he hasn’t followed his own rules makes his position untenable,” he wrote on Twitter. 

13. Craig Hoy – MSP

“It’s clear that the PM should now go. A line has been crossed. Douglas Ross has been clear, consistent – and he is correct,” he wrote on Twitter. 

14. Liam Kerr – MSP

“I support Douglas Ross here. The Prime Minister has lost the trust of the public. He should stand down,” he wrote on Twitter. 

15. Stephen Kerr – MSP

“I support what my colleague Douglas Ross said today. Elected members, in particular senior ones, must respect the rules they create,” he wrote on Twitter. 

16. Murdo Fraser – MSP

“I fully support Douglas Ross in this call. I’m afraid the Prime Minister’s position is no longer tenable, he has lost public trust, and in the interests of the country and the Conservative Party he should step down,” he wrote on Twitter. 

17. Douglas Lumsden – MSP

“Fully support Douglas Ross with this call. Can’t have PM breaking rules when the rest of us were confined to zoom quizzes,” he wrote on Twitter. 

18. Liz Smith – MSP

“I note that the media believe Douglas Ross has made a brave call. He has also made the right call,” she wrote on Twitter. 

19. Sue Webber – MSP

“Today Douglas Ross took a decision with potentially far reaching impact , I am behind him 100%,” she wrote on Twitter. 

20. Annie Wells – MSP

“I support Douglas Ross’s call for the PM to resign. Trust has been broken. Boris Johnson’s position is no longer tenable so, I’m afraid, he must step down in the interest of the country,” she wrote on Twitter. 

21. Brian Whittle – MSP 

“It’s is clear that Boris Johnston has shown a lack of personal awareness and recognition of the gravity of his poor decision making. It doesn’t matter the colour of your political rosette in this matter. It is time for the Prime Minister to resign” he wrote on Twitter. 

22. Edward Mountain – MSP

Retweeted Mr Ross’s statement with a thumbs up. 

23. Sharon Dowey – MSP

“Not the easiest decision to make,” she wrote on Twitter above a video of Mr Ross’s statement. 

24. Finlay Carson – MSP

Retweeted Mr Ross’s statements

Tory MPs who have voiced support for Mr Johnson:

1. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor

The PM was right to apologise and I support his request for patience while Sue Gray carries out her enquiry,” he wrote on Twitter. 

2. Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary 

“PM was right to personally apologise earlier. People are hurt and angry at what happened and he has taken full responsibility for that. The inquiry should now be allowed to its work and establish the full facts of what happened,” she wrote on Twitter. 

3. Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary

“The Prime Minister is delivering for Britain – from Brexit to the booster programme to economic growth. I stand behind the Prime Minister 100% as he takes our country forward,” she said. 

4. Dominic Raab, Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister

“I’m fully supportive of this Prime Minister and I’m sure he will continue for many years to come,” he said, adding that it was a “daft question” when asked whether he would run for the Tory leadership. 

5. Sajid Javid, Health Secretary

“I completely understand why people feel let down. The PM did the right thing by apologising,” he said. 

“Now we need to let the investigation complete its work. We have so much to get on with including rolling out boosters, testing and antivirals – so we can live with Covid.”

6. Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary

“I think the Prime Minister was very contrite today, he apologised and he took full responsibility,” he told Times Radio. 

7. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons

“I think the Prime Minister has got things right again and again and again,” he said. 

“But like us all, he accepts that during a two-and-a-half-year period, there will be things that with hindsight would have been done differently.”

8. George Eustice, Environment Secretary

Asked if the Prime Minister will resign if Sue Gray’s report found wrongdoing, Mr Eustice said: “I don’t think we should get ahead of ourselves here. We should take this a step at a time.”

9. Steve Barclay, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

“The PM did the right thing by apologising in Parliament. We should now let the investigation complete its work and I support the PM’s request for patience so that Sue Gray is able to do so,” he said. 

10. Therese Coffey, Work and Pensions Secretary 

“I agree with Nadine. I was at PMQs today. I saw how sincere the PM was and I know how he has worked tirelessly to tackle coronavirus, striving to protect lives and livelihoods,” she wrote. 

11. Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary 

Retweeted Nadine Dorries’s statement

12. Oliver Dowden, Conservative Party chairman 

“Worth watching important apology from PM today. Let’s allow Sue Gray to do her job while we get on with ours – rolling out the vaccine, keeping the economy open and driving jobs recovery,” he wrote. 

13. Suella Braverman, Attorney General 

“Got Brexit done. World-beating vaccine roll-out. 400,000 more jobs than pre-Covid. Keeping schools open & children learning. Building back better for all. All thanks to the leadership of Boris Johnson,” she wrote. 

14. Alok Sharma, COP26 President 

“The Prime Minister was right to apologise. We now need to let Sue Gray complete her investigation,” he wrote. 

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