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Dominic Cummings Leaves Job At Number 10 With Immediate Effect

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Dominic Cummings Leaves Job At Number 10 With Immediate Effect

Boris Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has left his role with immediate effect, the BBC reports.

Dominic Cummings has reportedly left his role at Number 10 with immediate effect. Credit: PA
Dominic Cummings has reportedly left his role at Number 10 with immediate effect. Credit: PA

It was previously thought he would be gone by the end of the year, but it seems this deadline has been brought forward significantly - as photographs of him leaving 10 Downing Street with a big box would suggest.

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Cummings went from being a largely unknown and mysterious figure to making headlines left right and centre earlier this year over a certain trip to Barnard Castle.

You may recall there was uproar up and down the country over his apparent breach of lockdown rules, with many MPs and members of the public calling for his resignation.

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However, Boris Johnson stood by him and insisted that he did not breach lockdown rules, claiming Cummings 'followed the instincts of every father and every parent and I do not mark him down for that'.

Cummings moved his family up to a property in County Durham near his parents after his wife developed coronavirus symptoms, the justification being that his folks would be able to look after the kids if he and his wife became too ill.

However, he was also spotted at Barnard Castle while he was up there - a trip he said he made to test his eyesight before driving back down south.

Cummings has now seemingly left his role, half a year on from the Barnard Castle fiasco. Credit: PA
Cummings has now seemingly left his role, half a year on from the Barnard Castle fiasco. Credit: PA
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Offering an explanation during a sun-dappled press conference in May, he said: "My wife was very worried, particularly because my eyesight seemed to have been affected by the disease. She didn't want to risk a nearly 300 mile drive with our child, given how ill I had been.

"We agreed to go for a short drive to see if I could drive safely. I drove for roughly half an hour and we ended up on the outskirts of Barnard Castle town.

"We didn't visit the castle, we didn't walk around the town. We parked by a river. My wife and I discussed the situation, we agreed I could drive safely and we turned around and went home."

LADbible has contacted Number 10 for a comment.

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Topics: UK News, Politics

Jake Massey
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