But Liam Kerr, the Scottish Tories’ Shadow Justice Minister, said the resignation “does not close down many of the questions hanging over this sorry episode.” He said: “Mr Gormley makes clear in his resignation statement that it was the events of November 2017 – when Michael Matheson intervened to prevent his return to work – that made it impossible for him to carry on.
Name: Phil Gormley
Company: Scotland Police
Position: chief constable
Announcement Date: February 06, 2018, 11:00pm
Resignation Date: February 06, 2018, 11:00pm