Tonight, MP Douglas Ross tendered his resignation after declaring he had “trouble” with Mr Cummings decision particularly given the grim virus death toll.
“While the intensions may have been well meaning, the reaction to this news show that Mr Cummings interpretation of the government advice was not shared by the vast majority of people who have done as the government asked,” Mr Ross said in a statement published online.
“I have constituents who didn’t get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who didn’t visit sick relatives because they followed the guidance of the government. I cannot in good faith tell them they were all wrong and one senior advisor to the government was right.”
Mr Cummings trip came after the UK government imposed a strict “stay home” order.
He has insisted “the rules… allowed me to exercise my judgement”.
He said he didn’t regret what he did though acknowledged that “reasonable people” might disagree with his actions.
The UK has reported almost 260,000 of COVID-19 with more than 36,000 deaths.