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UK Prime Minister Fires Conservative Party Chair

Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi leaves the Conservative Party head office in Westminster, central London, Jan. 24, 2023.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired the chairman of the Conservative Party.

Sunak removed Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday, following an investigation into Zahawi’s personal taxes.

The prime minister said in a letter to Zahawi that “it is clear that there has been a serious breach of the Ministerial Code.”

Laurie Magnus, the independent adviser who conducted the investigation into Zahawi’s taxes, said in a letter to Sunak that Zahawi showed "insufficient regard" for the requirement "to be honest, open and an exemplary leader through his own behaviour."

Some information in this report came from Reuters.