MP Andrew Bowie steps down as vice-chair of Conservative Party

Bowie is the MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

MP Andrew Bowie steps down as vice-chair of Conservative Party Parliament TV

Conservative MP Andrew Bowie has stepped down as the vice-chair of the party.

In a statement, he said he made the decision in order to focus on representing his West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituents.

Bowie had served in the role since July 2019, having been elected as an MP in 2017.

“I was honoured to serve as vice-chair of the Conservative and Unionist Party,” said Bowie.

“However, over the last few months, I have come to the decision that I need to take a step back from the demands of the role to focus on representing my constituents in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

“I formally asked the Party yesterday if I could step back from my position and I will remain in post until they have found a successor.”

It comes in the midst of accusations of “sleaze” having been levelled towards the Conservative party.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that former attorney general Sir Geoffrey Cox was paid up to £900,000 to work in the British Virgin Islands.

Last week, Owen Paterson resigned as a Tory MP after a bid by the Conservatives to prevent his suspension for lobbying by launching a review of the disciplinary system.