Boris Johnson formally resigns as an MP amid row with Rishi Sunak

The former prime minister has formally resigned after getting into a row with Rishi Sunak over honours list appointments.

Boris Johnson formally resigns as an MP amid row with Rishi Sunak over resignation honours list Getty Images

Boris Johnson has formally resigned as an MP.

The former prime minister announced he would stand down with immediate effect on Friday.

He on Monday along with Nigel Adams as MPs under the archaic procedure that saw chancellor Jeremy Hunt appoint them as steward and bailiffs of the Chiltern Hundreds and the Manor of Northstead, respectively.

Johnson said he was quitting his seat because he was “bewildered and appalled” at the Privileges Committee’s investigation into him.

He was under investigation about whether he knowingly misled the House of Commons over lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street.

It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended himself against claims from Johnson that he intervened in his resignation honours list.

Johnson has claimed Rishi Sunak is “talking rubbish” when he says the former prime minister asked him to over-rule the body that vets appointments to the House of Lords.

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