”I and Erik Bengtzboe agree that he now leaves his position as vice chairman of the parliamentary arbetsmarknadsutskott, and thus the role of the Conservatives spokesperson for labour,” writes the leader of the Ulf Kristersson.
”His personal credibility has taken a serious damage of the recent attention surrounding the parliamentary allowance for his accommodation. Erik Bengtzboe will now focus on to fix these errors and try to repair their political trust within and outside of the Moderates. The conservatives will return in the near future to the question of who will be the new spokesperson in these issues,” says Ulf Kristersson.
the resignation comes after Aftonbladet's review of M-political bostadsupplägg. It shows that Bengtzboe picked out 158.000 sek in compensation from the taxpayer by being written with her mother, while he lived the greater part of his time in a condominium in the south of Stockholm.
In a post on his Facebook page, commenting on Erik Bengtzboe the decision on his resignation.
”I have today agreed to leave his position as vice chairman of labour market committee and as the spokesperson for the Conservatives in the labour market,” he writes.
to he the last few days have been answer many questions about his living arrangement, and that he initiated a process with contact the riksdag administration in order to right the wrong and pay back the travel allowance he had the right to.
”I realize that this affects confidence in me negatively, and I don't want it to affect the Conservatives. Therefore, it is right to leave these missions. The most important thing for me now is to correct the errors, and do everything I can to build up the confidence of my constituents and party colleagues again,” he writes.
Erik Bengtzboe retains, however, its place as a member of parliament. The party has not called on him to leave the mission.
– the Background to it is basically that there is something he can decide over yourself, " says Research assistant press officer Niklas Gillström to DN.