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Boris Johnson To Resign as UK Leader.

Boris Johnson To Resign as UK Leader.

Boris Johnson will be tending his resignation letter as UK Conservative Party leader today and will continue as the prime minister until autumn. Johnson will officially make this announcement later today. A Conservative leadership race will take place this summer and a new Prime Minister will be elected in time for the Tory party conference taking place in October. 

Boris Johnson had spoken to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, to update him on his decision. The soon-to-be-former Prime Minister had been fighting to stay on No 10 despite the lack of support.

The PM refused to cooperate even though he had a lot of supporters who were loyal to him previously such as Priti Patel and Grant Shapps who had been calling for Johnson to step down. Welsh Secretary, Simon Hart, become the newest cabinet minister to quit, while Attorney General Suella Braverman debuted a leadership challenge.

The Summary of the events leading up to Boris Johnson’s Resignation:

1) Nadhim Zahawi on Thursday morning was reported saying to Johnson that he had to “leave now”, two days after being made chancellor.

2) New Education Secretary Michelle Donelan and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigned, putting further pressure on Johnson

3) Ministers Helen Whately, Damian Hinds, George Freeman, Guy Opperman, Chris Philp, and James Cartlidge additionally step down

4) Prime Minister Boris Johnson ignores calls to step down highlighting his 2019 electoral win. 

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5) Attorney General Suella Braverman discloses that she would be contesting the leadership challenge but she however doesn’t resign.

6) On Wednesday night, Boris Johnson sacks Michael Gove after the Levelling Up secretary advised him to quit

Home Secretary Priti Patel and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps are also among those clamoring for Johnson’s departure.

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