Damian Green has resigned as First Secretary of State amid allegations that pornographic material was found on a Commons computer in 2008.
The 61-year-old wrote a resignation letter to Theresa May today and said that he and ‘should have been clear’ when giving statements about the incident.
He wrote: ‘I accept that I should have been clear in my press statement that police lawyers talked to my lawyers in 2008 about the pornography on the computers, and that the police raised it with me in a subsequent phone call in 2013.
‘I apologise that my statements were misleading on this point.’
Mrs May accepted his resignation and wrote: ‘I’m extremely sad to be writing this letter, we have been friends and colleagues throughout our whole political lives.
‘From our early days at university, entering the House of Commons at the same election, and serving alongside each other, both in opposition and in government, I have greatly appreciated your hard work and the contribution you have made to my team.’
Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green (pictured) has resigned as First Secretary of State