Fox thanks North Somerset constituents

NORTH Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox has thanked his constituents for the support he received in the lead up to and following his resignation from the post of Defence Secretary.

Dr Fox resigned on October 14 after days of media reports regarding his working relationship with his friend Adam Werrity.

In a personal statement to the House of Commons on October 19, Dr Fox said: “The ministerial code has been found to be breached, and for this I am sorry.”

He added: “I have been touched, and frankly overwhelmed, by huge numbers of letters, emails and calls, from friends and strangers alike, in particular from my constituents in North Somerset. That has meant more to me than anyone can know.

“I would like to thank my constituents in North Somerset for giving me the honour to represent them in the House of Commons and the opportunity to serve.”

The Guardian newspaper reported this week the City of London police are considering launching a fraud investigation after Mr Werrity was found to have handed out business cards describing himself as Dr Fox’s adviser, a position he did not officially hold.

In other revelations, Dr Fox also faces a standards investigation into claims he allowed Mr Werritty to stay at a taxpayer-funded flat for free.

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The issue was reported to parliament’s standards commissioner John Lyon by Labour MP John Mann and

Dr Fox has said he will answer all questions raised.

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