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Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams resigns from UK Government with ‘deep regret’

By nation.cymru

6 months ago

News Politics

Craig Williams, the MP for Montgomeryshire and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor, has quit the UK Government.

He is the second Welsh MP to resign from the UK Government after Ynys Mon MP Virginia Crosbie resigned yesterday.

Craig Williams’ neighbour in Brecon and Montgomeryshire, Fay Jones, has said that she will resign as PPS if Boris Johnson isn’t gone by tomorrow.

The number of ministerial resignations today, after Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned yesterday, has now hit 30.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged not to resign.

“I am writing to you with deep regret to resign as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer,” Craig Williams said.

“My view has always been that it is important to work as a team and deliver on the priorities that matter most to my constituents in Montgomeryshire.

“The record of this Government, with the challenges we have faced with Covid, cost of living pressures, and war in Europe, is something of which I am immensely proud to have been a part of and will continue to support.

“After the recent vote of confidence, I had given my support to you, with one last benefit of the doubt. I believed it was right that we draw a line under previous events and focus on rebuilding trust with the public and focusing on delivering good policies.

“It has now become apparent over recent days, that this is becoming impossible. It is therefore with deep regret that I resign from your Government.”

 

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