Deputy prime minister Dominic Raab has resigned following bullying claims
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Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has officially resigned from Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet following an inquiry into bullying allegations.
In a resignation letter to the Prime Minister, the Raab said: “I am writing to resign from your government, following receipt of the report arising from the inquiry conducted by Adam Tolley KC.
“I called for the inquiry and undertook to resign, if it made any finding of bullying whatsoever. I believe it is important to keep my word.
“It has been a privilege to serve you as Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work as a minister in a range of roles and departments since 2015, and pay tribute to the many outstanding civil servants with whom I have worked.
“Whilst I feel dutybound to accept the outcome of the inquiry, it dismissed all but two of the claims levelled against me.
“I also believe that its two adverse findings are flawed and set a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government.”
Mr Sunak received a report on the inquiry's findings from senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC’s investigation on Thursday and had been considering the findings since.
More to follow.