Conservative MP David Mundell has quit as UK Trade Envoy to New Zealand after he said he was "disappointed" Prime Minister Boris Johnson had not already stood down.
"I am very disappointed that the Prime Minister has not listened to the counsel of colleagues and stood down voluntarily in the interests of the country," the MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale said in a tweet.
"Earlier this week I wrote to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee confirming I had no confidence in the Prime Minister and asking that a further vote of confidence be held. I hope this can now take place as a matter of urgency," Mundell said.
"Clearly such views are not compatible with holding a Government role and accordingly I have stood down as UK Trade Envoy to New Zealand."
Australian Associated Press
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