UK Trade Minister Conor Burns has resigned following a report released by the Committee on Standards which says that the minister had breached the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament.
Mr Burns took to Twitter to announce his decision.
With deep regret I have decided to resign as Minister of State for International Trade. @BorisJohnson will continue to have my wholehearted support from the backbenches.— Conor Burns (@ConorBurnsUK) May 4, 2020
According to the Committee's report, Burns "had used House stationery to deal with a purely personal family interest, and had attempted to secure a payment to his father by suggesting that he might use parliamentary privilege to raise the case in the House, with the implication that the complainant could avoid this (in the complainant’s words) “potentially unpleasant experience” by helping to secure that payment to Mr Burns’ father."