November 6, 2019 / 12:20 PM / 6 days ago

UK PM Johnson's minister for Wales resigns on first day of election campaign

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s minister for Wales has resigned on the first day of the formal election campaign.

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns resigned after being accused of lying about his knowledge about an aide who allegedly sabotaged a rape trial.

“This is a very sensitive matter, and in the light of continued speculation, I write to tender my resignation as Secretary of State,” Cairns said in a letter to Johnson. Johnson thanked Cairns. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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