Dear Prime Minister
It has been a privilege to serve as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at both DEFRA and more recently the Treasury.
I have not spoken out sooner as I had not wanted to be a distraction in the recent Tiverton and Honiton by-election and divert attention from our excellent candidate and hard working volunteers.
Trust, truth and integrity are vital in our work as politicians and public servants, and I had hoped that the reset earlier in the year might have given us the chance for a different direction, however, the events of this week have shown that not to be the case.
Inaction is indeed action, and my silence is not compatible with my views or position, and it is with great regret that I have decided to resign as PPS. I remain loyal, as always to the Conservative Party and my constituents, and whilst I have endeavoured to retain loyalty to your government, this is no longer compatible with the values I hold dear.