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.