Under-fire over conduct, Gavin Williamson resigns from Sunak’s government

London: British minister Gavin Williamson said on Tuesday London-time that he had tendered his resignation from government to enable him to “comply fully” with an investigation into his conduct.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said earlier on Tuesday that more time was needed to consider allegations against Williamson, who has been accused of bullying behaviour towards colleagues.

“There are serious allegations, they are new allegations, and before commenting further, we want to take the time to consider them,” the spokesman said.

Williamson, a junior cabinet office minister, had been accused of using expletive ridden language in texts to a parliamentary colleague, and the Guardian reported late on Monday that a civil servant also alleged he had bullied them.

Williamson has denied allegations of bullying.

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