Boris Johnson To Resign As Conservative Party Leader

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Boris Johnson is to resign as Conservative Party leader as his position was rendered untenable, following the resignation of a number of Government ministers over the last few days.


Johnson will remain as Prime Minister of Britain until a sucessor has been appointed, which is expected to happen ahead of the Conservative Party conference in October. 

A source has stated that Mr Johnson spoke to chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, informing him of his decision. 

The source said, "The Prime Minister has spoken to Graham Brady and agreed to stand down in time for a new leader to be in place by the conference in October". 

This decision comes following the recent resignation of Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis resigned. Lewis told the government that they need "honesty, integrity and mutual respect" and its now "now past the point of no return".

The number of MPs and Government ministers that have resigned has surpassed 50 since Tuesday evening. 

Johnson was criticised for appointing Chris Pincher as chief party whip. He was accused of knowing that Pincher had been facing allegations of inappropriately groping men ahead of his appointment. Pincher was accused of groping these men at a private member's club in 2019. 

Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan and Nicole Sturgeon have reacted to the news. 



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