Boris Johnsons brother Jo quits as MP and universities minister

LONDON — Jo Johnson, the prime ministers younger brother, stepped down as science and universities minister and as a Tory member of parliament on Thursday because of “unresolvable tension.”

Johnson had represented the constituency of Orpington in Greater London since the 2010 general election. In July, Boris Johnson appointed him to the role of science and universities minister.

In a tweet Thursday, Jo Johnson said: “Its been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs.

“In recent weeks Ive been torn between family loyalty and the national interest — its an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister.”

His announcement comes as a bill to block a no-deal Brexit makes its way through the House of Lords and his older brother has demanded a general election.

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