Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain’s government.
This is confirmed through a statement by his office on Thursday.
This follows further ministerial resignations from his cabinet this morning
Meanwhile Johnson plans to continue to serve as prime minister until the autumn to allow a Tory leadership contest to take place in the summer
Some Tory MPs are calling for him to stand down immediately after more than 50 government ministers and aides quit his government
Labour leader Keir Starmer welcomes the news, saying the Conservatives have “inflicted chaos upon the country” during a cost of living crisis
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss – who has remained silent for days – is cutting short a foreign trip and returning to London
Nadhim Zahawi this morning told Johnson he must “go now”, two days after being made chancellor
While New Education Secretary Michelle Donelan and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigned from cabinet