Another North East MP has resigned his position as parliamentary private secretary.

Jacob Young, the Conservative MP for Redcar and Cleveland, had been a parliamentary private secretary in the Department of Levelling Up.

He has called for the Prime Minister to step aside to “allow the country to move forward”.

Mr Young, who has previously been loyal to Boris Johnson, said on Twitter he had “agonised” over the decision.

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There has been a slew of resignations from the Government today – the most in 24 hours since the 1930s.

It was triggered by the resignations of cabinet big hitters Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid last night.

The Northern Echo:

In a letter to Boris Johnson, he said: “I hoped that I would not have to do this, and you know I am grateful for all the support you have given to the people of Teesside.

“However, as I told the Chief Whip and your advisers earlier today, your position is no longer tenable.

“Sadly, you no longer commands the support of the parliamentary party and as you have not heeded the advice given to you, I feel I am left with no choice but to step down. You know of my personal loyalty to you, and so you will now how it pains me to withdraw my support in this way.”

He added: “Today you are failing to listen to those most loyal to you. It is out of that same loyalty that I urge you to now step aside, and allow the country to move forward.”

His resignation follows that of Darlington MP Peter Gibson earlier today.

Mr Gibson had been a PPS in the department for trade.

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This new crisis for the Prime Minister comes after it was revealed he was aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against the former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher before he appointed him. After Mr Pincher resigned, No 10 and a number of government ministers, denied that Mr Johnson was aware of the complaints against the deputy chief whip.

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However, Lord McDonald, a former civil servant in the Foreign Office, said Mr Johnson was briefed in person about a formal complaint against Mr Pincher in 2019. The government admitted the Prime Minister was briefed but claimed he could not recall it when the allegations were raised last week.

Mr Johnson has since confirmed he was aware of the allegations and admitted to making a bad mistake. The Prime Minister refused to confirm whether he said ‘Pincher by name, pincher by nature’.

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