Sir Gavin Williamson resigns amid allegations of ‘threatening’ behaviour

Gavin Williamson resigns amid claims of

Sir Gavin said the allegations against him were becoming “a distraction” (Images: Reuters/Twitter)

Sir Gavin Williamson has resigned after a former colleague in government made further allegations of “shocking”, “threatening” and “intimidating” behaviour.

The former Cabinet Office minister said he had decided to “resign from the government” pending the grievance process over his conduct and promised to “clear my name of any wrongdoing”.

Allegations followed that he had sent explosive-laden messages to former Chief Whip Wendy Morton, complaining about being refused an invitation to the Queen’s funeral and alleging he had bullied a former Department of Defense official, and he was accused of engaging in “unethical and immoral” behavior during his tenure, according to the Chief Whip.

Sir Gavin said there was an ongoing complaints procedure “regarding text messages I sent to a colleague” – a reference to Ms Morton’s complaint.

“I am following this process and have apologized to the recipient for these messages,” he said.

“Since then, other allegations have been made about my past behavior. I disagree with the characterization of these claims but I recognize that they become a distraction from the good work this Government is doing for the British people.

“I have therefore decided to resign from the government so that I can fully comply with the ongoing grievance process and clear my name of any wrongdoing.”

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