Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined the calls for Dominic Cummings to leave his position as the prime minister’s chief advisor.
Several Conservative MPs had already called for Cummings to resign or be sacked amid claims he broke coronavirus lockdown rules.
In April, Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Catherine Calderwood resigned after making two trips to her second home during lockdown.
“I know it is tough to lose a trusted adviser at the height of crisis, but when it’s a choice of that or integrity of vital public health advice, the latter must come first,” Sturgeon tweeted.
“That’s the judgement I and, to her credit, Catherine Calderwood reached. PM and Cummings should do likewise.”