BOLTON West MP Chris Green has resigned from his position at the Department for Transport over Brexit.

The Conservative announced tonight that he would be stepping down as Parliamentary Private Secretary after Theresa May presented her plan on how Britain would leave the EU to the House of Commons.

In his resignation letter to Mrs May, he said that her plan for Brexit would mean that Britain "would not really leave the EU".

He said: "Parliament overwhelmingly decided to give the decision of whether to leave or remain in the European Union to the British people and they made an unambiguous decision that we ought to leave.

"I have always understood the idea in 'Brexit means Brexit' is that the final deal should be clear to me and my constituents - that we have, in no uncertain terms, left the European Union.

"This ought not to be about a legalistic interpretation of the broadest possible meaning of the Conservative 2017 manifesto.

"It must be clear to the electorate that, even if we do not fully leave at the end of March 2019, our full independence is gained in time for them to case their judgement at the following General Election.

"The direction the negotiations had been taking have suggested that we would not really leave the EU and the conclusion and statements following the Chequers summit confirmed my fears.

"I recognise that delivering Brexit is challenging, however I had hoped at tonight's meeting that there would be some certainty that my fears were unfounded but, instead, they have been confirmed.

"I have been grateful for the opportunity to serve as Parliamentary Private Secretary and it is with regret that I offer my resignation with immediate effect."

Mr Green's resignation comes just hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stepped down over there disagreements with the Prime Minister.