Tory revolt grows as minister resigns over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip

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Tory revolt grows as minister resigns over Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip




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Minister for Scotland Douglas Ross quits as MPs press PM’s adviser to consider his position

The Conservative revolt over Dominic Cummings’ decision to drive across England during the lockdown has grown, as a government minister resigned and the leader of the Scottish Tories joined 24 Conservative MPs in calling for Boris Johnson’s chief adviser to consider his position.

Douglas Ross, the MP for Moray, stepped down as a Scotland Office minister, saying he accepted Cummings felt he had acted in the best interests of his family when fearing he had coronavirus but these were “decisions others felt were not available to them”.

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