Jo Johnson, 47, Conservative MP for Orpington and the minister of state for universities and science, made the announcement on Twitter.
“It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs,” Jo Johnson wrote.
“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister.”
He is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. But his elder brother, the 55-year-old PM, has committed to leaving the European Union—with or without a deal—on October 31.
The younger Johnson voted to remain in the 2016 referendum. His brother headed up the official Vote Leave campaign.
In a statement, Downing Street said Boris Johnson thanked his brother for his service.
Full article at: Newsweek.