Lord Geidt: PM’s ethics adviser quits a day after admitting ‘frustration’ over partygate

Sky News says Lord Geidt has resigned as the prime minister's adviser on ministerial interests. "With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests," the statement reads.

Lord Geidt: PM’s ethics adviser quits a day after admitting ‘frustration’ over partygate

Sky News says Lord Geidt has resigned as the prime minister’s adviser on ministerial interests.

He tendered his resignation to Boris Johnson, according to a brief statement on the government’s website on Wednesday evening.

“With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests,” the statement reads.

A government spokesperson said: “We are surprised by this decision, given Lord Geidt’s commitment to the role, to the prime minister, and in his evidence to the House of Commons just yesterday.

“This week, the independent adviser was asked to provide advice on a commercially sensitive matter in the national interest, which has previously had cross-party support. No decision had been taken pending that advice.”

https://news.sky.com/story/prime-ministers-ethics-adviser-lord-geidt-resigns-12634638

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