Boris Johnson is facing calls to resign as Prime Minister with the loudest shouts coming from Scottish Conservative MSPs at Holyrood.

Douglas Ross has demanded the PM quit after he admitted attending a ‘bring your own booze’ garden party in Downing Street during the first lockdown in March 2020.

Of the 31 Tory MSPs at Holyrood, 27 have come out publicly against Johnson after his appearance in the House of Commons yesterday.

Speaking after PMQs Douglas Ross told reporters on Wednesday: “I said yesterday if the Prime Minister attended this gathering, party, event, in Downing Street on the 20th May then he could not continue as Prime Minister.

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross led calls for Boris Johnson to resign

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross led calls for Boris Johnson to resign

“So regretfully I have to say his position is no longer tenable.”

“I didn’t want to be in this position, but I am in the position now where I don’t think he can continue as leader of the Conservatives.”

Here’s what the rest of the Tory MSPs have said about the Prime Minister:

Jeremy Balfour

In a tweet, Balfour wrote: “@Douglas4Moray is absolutely right. The Prime Minister has betrayed the trust of the public and he must resign immediately.”

Miles Briggs

Miles tweeted: “It is clear that the Prime Minister ’s position is no longer tenable, he has lost the trust of the public, as well as the ability to credibly lead the United Kingdom through the difficult times we all face in the coming weeks, months and years.”

Alexander Burnett

The MSP for Aberdeenshire West tweeted: “I stand by @Douglas4Moray and support his comments today calling for the PM to resign.”

Donald Cameron

Quoting a tweet that called for Johnson to resign, Cameron said: “And rightly so. I support this call. The Prime Minister should step down.”

Jackson Carlaw

The MSP for Eastwood tweeted: “People in Eastwood, and across the UK made enormous sacrifices to follow the rules.

“Given that the PM has now confirmed he attended a rule breaking gathering, he has lost the confidence of the country, so I believe Douglas has made the right call & that the PM should stand down.”

Finlay Carson

The MSP for Dumfries and Galloway hasn’t written anything on his social media but instead retweeted a number of tweets calling for Boris Johnson to stand down.

Sharon Dowey

Dowey quoted a tweet of Douglas Ross call for Boris Johnson to resign by saying: “Not the easiest decision to make.”

Russell Findlay

The Shadow Community Safety minister said: “Good on Douglas Ross for having the principles & guts to stand up for what is right (having done so previously over Dominic Cummings).

“The rules have been broken while people across the UK made immense sacrifices.”

Murdo Fraser

The MSP from Mid-Scotland and Fife said: “I fully support @Douglas4Moray in this call.

“I’m afraid the Prime Minister’s position is no longer tenable, he has lost public trust, and in the interests of the country and the Conservative Party he should step down.”

Meghan Gallacher

Megahn Gallacher tweeted: “I fully support @Douglas4Moray and his calls for Boris Johnson to resign. It is the right call.”

Maurice Golden

North East Scotland MSP Golden tweeted: “People across the North East followed the rules and made hard sacrifices throughout the pandemic.

“The Prime Minister has lost their trust and that of the country. @Douglas4Moray has made the right call, and the Prime Minister should stand down.”

Pam Gosal

Not said anything.

Jamie Greene

The Shadow Justice Secretary told Politico : “Whilst the timing and source of recent revelations rightly raise eyebrows, public trust is vital and when that is lost sadly there are consequences.”

Sandesh Gulhane

Conservative MSP Sandesh Gulhane

Conservative MSP Sandesh Gulhane wants the PM to stand down

Dr Gulhane tweeted his support for Ross, he said: “During lockdown I was a full time front line doctor; Seeing patients while learning about the virus; Lacking PPE in the clinic but continuing to work; Isolating from family; No hugging my wife, newborn daughter & son; No visits, no play – duty first. I agree with @Douglas4Moray.”

Jamie Halcro Johnson

The Highlands and Islands MSP tweeted: “Tackling the Covid pandemic has required everyone to follow the rules. And that begins with those at the top.

“While the Prime Minister has recognised the anger being felt across the country and apologised, that he hasn’t followed his own rules makes his position untenable.”

Rachael Hamilton

The MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire hasn’t tweeted since the apology by the PM but retweeted a post by BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg on Tuesday which said: “And meanwhile Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross says the Prime Minister must resign if he’s broken Covid rules and misled Parliament. Ross says no need for Johnson to wait for official investigation to say if he was at party or not.”

Craig Hoy

He tweeted: “It’s clear that the PM should now go. A line has been crossed. @Douglas4Moray has been clear, consistent – and he is correct.”

Liam Kerr

The North East Scotland MSP tweeted: “I support @Douglas4Moray here. The Prime Minister has lost the trust of the public. He should stand down.”

Stephen Kerr

Central Scotland MSP tweeted his response, he said: “I support what my colleague @Douglas4Moray has said today. Elected members, in particular senior ones, must respect the rules they create.”

Dean Lockhart

Not said anything.

Douglas Lumsden

Douglas Lumsden also wants the Prime Minister to stand down

Douglas Lumsden also wants the Prime Minister to stand down

The North East Scotland politician said: “Fully support @Douglas4Moray with this call. Can’t have PM breaking rules when the rest of us were confined to zoom quizzes.”

Edward Mountain

Politico reporter Andrew McDonald tweeted: “@1edmountain just told me his position is that he supports Douglas Ross and that Boris Johnson should resign for misleading parliament.”

Oliver Mundell

Not said anything.

Graham Simpson

Not said anything.

Liz Smith

The MSP tweeted yesterday: “I note that the media believe @Douglas4Moray Ross has made a brave call.

“He has also made the right call.”

Alexander Stewart

Politico reporter Andrew McDonald tweeted about Stewart: “Alexander Stewart told me he backs Ross, adds he is “dismayed and disappointed” with PM’s actions.”

Sue Webber

The Shadow Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health & Sport said: “Today @Douglas4Moray took a decision with potentially far reaching impact , I am behind him 100%.”

Annie Wells

The Glasgow MSP wrote on Twitter: “I support @Douglas4Moray’s call for the PM to resign.

“Trust has been broken. Boris Johnson’s position is no longer tenable so, I’m afraid, he must step down in the interest of the country.”

Tess White

The North East Scotland MSP tweeted: “I support @Douglas4Moray – the PMs position is untenable.”

Brian Whittle

While Whittle wrote: “It’s is clear that Boris Johnston has shown a lack of personal awareness and recognition of the gravity of his poor decision making. It doesn’t matter the colour of your political rosette in this matter.

“It is time for the Prime Minister to resign.”

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