Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson has announced her resignation, the day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament in a move widely criticised by political opponents.

Davidson cited family reasons, having recently started a family.

But the timing of her decision, coming so soon after Johnson’s seismic decision, raised questions.

In her resignation speech Thursday, Davidson said that with a Scottish election looming in 2021, she realised it would have been too difficult to be away from her family.

Davidson says she stands behind Johnson’s efforts to get a Brexit deal.

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