Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister has announced his resignation outside 10 Downing Street after nearly three years in power.
He resigns following the departure of former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the resignation of more than 50 deputies.
Since then, Johnson has been under increasing pressure to resign as prime minister.
Speaking outside of Number 10, he said: “It is now clear that it is the will of the Conservative Party of Parliament to have a new leader for that party and therefore a new Prime Minister.
“I am extremely proud of what this government has achieved in delivering Brexit, in settling our relations with the continent … claiming that this country has the power to make its own laws. in Parliament. “
Johnson said: ” [el] new leader … I tell him I will give him all the support I can. And to you, the British people. I know there will be many people who will be relieved and may also be quite disappointed.
“And I want you to know how sad I am to leave the best job in the world. But that’s the way it is.”
He confirmed that the process of appointing a new leader will now begin, with a timetable to be set next week. It is not clear, however, when he will leave Number 10 for the last time.
Responding to the news, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer wrote on Twitter that “it is good news for the country that Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister”.
Figures from the worlds of music and entertainment also share their views, with former Years & Years player Olly Alexander tweeting: “So glad to see Boris go away, every Conservative wants to be after him sin. “
Meanwhile, Charlatans leader Tim Burgess retweeted Johnson ‘s January 2020 post in which he read: “This is a great year for Britain.” He captioned it: “Yes.”
Last month, Johnson won a vote of no confidence in his leadership of the Conservative Party. However, the results showed that 40% of his Deaths were against him (211 Tories voted for him, and 148 against).
The offer came after the release of Sue Gray’s report on COVID’s locking parties, for which Johnson received a fixed penalty notice in April. He was the first sitting British Prime Minister found guilty of breaking the law.
There have been countless calls for Johnson to resign during the so – called Partygate scandal, which first hit the news in December 2021.
Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party in the December 2019 general election, winning 365 seats. He became prime minister in July of that year after Theresa May resigned.