Dominic Raab has resigned as UK justice secretary and deputy prime minister after an inquiry into allegations of bullying.
His resignation was followed by an independent investigation into formal complaints of bullying.
The five-month probe, by a senior lawyer, was set up by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after complaints about Mr Raab’s behaviour as a minister.
In a letter to Mr Sunak, he said he would resign if the inquiry “made any finding of bullying whatsoever”.
He said the inquiry “dismissed all but two of the claims levelled against me”.
“I called for the inquiry and undertook to resign if it made any finding of bullying whatsoever. I believe it is important to keep my word,” Raab said.
“In setting the threshold for bullying so low, this inquiry has set a dangerous precedent. It will encourage spurious complaints against Ministers, and have a chilling effect on those driving change on behalf of your government – and ultimately the British people.”
Mr Raab said two findings that went against him were “flawed” and “set a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government”.
The report on the inquiry by senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC is yet to be published by the government.