Who’s Resigned From Johnson’s Government So Far
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitting that he promoted Chris Pincher to Deputy Chief Whip, despite knowing of sexual assault allegations against him, several Ministers and Parliamentary Private Secretaries have resigned. The list below will be updated as required.
- Rishi Sunak – Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Health Secretary)
- Andrew Murrison – Trade Envoy to Morocco
- Bim Afolami – Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party
- Saqib Bhatti – Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS)* to Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
- Jonathan Gullis – PPS to Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Nicola Richards – PPS to Department for Transport (DfT)
- Virginia Crosbie – PPS to Wales Offioce
- Alex Chalk QC – Solicitor General
- Theo Clarke – Trade Envoy to Kenya
- Laura Trott – PPS to the Department for Transport
- Will Quince – Minister for Children and Families
- Robin Walker – Minister of State for School Standards (School’s Minister)
- John Glen MP – Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Minister of State Position)
- Felicity Buchan – PPS to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (BEIS), Kwasi Kwateng
- Victoria Atkins – Minister of State for Prisons and Probation at the Ministry of Justice.
- Jo Churchill – Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation at DEfRA
- Stuart Andrew – Minister for Housing
- Selaine Saxby – PPS to Chief Secretary of HM Treasury
- David Johnston – PPS at the Department for Education
- Claire Coutinho, PPS at HM Treasury
- Kemi Badenoch – Local Government and Equalities Minister
- Neil O’Brien – Levelling Up Minister
- Lee Rowley – Business Minister at BEIS
- Julia Lopez – Culture Minister at Department for Culture, Media and Sport
- Alex Burghart – Skills Minister at The Department for Education
- Mims Davies – Employment Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Duncan Baker – PPS for the Department Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
- Fay Jones – WILL resign as PPS to Leader of the Commons IF Boris Johnson fails to leave office by tomorrow.
- Rachel Maclean – Minister for Safeguarding
- Mark Logan – PPS to Northern Ireland Office
- Craig Williams – PPS to HM Treasury
- Mike Freer – Minister for Exports and Minister for Equalities
- Mark Fletcher – PPS to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy Innovation and Strategy
- Sarah Britcliffe – PPS at the Department for Education
- Ruth Edwards- PPS to the Scotland Office
- Peter Gibson – PPS to the Department for International Trade (DfIT)
- David Duguid – Fisheries Envoy
- James Sunderland – PPS to The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Jacob Young – PPS at The Department for Levelling Up
- David Mundell – Trade Envoy to New Zealand
- Michael Gove – SACKED as Levelling Up and Housing Secretary after advising Boris Johnson to resign
- Danny Kruger – PPS to Department Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
- Simon Hart – Secretary of State for Wales
- Edward Argar- Minister of State for Health
- James Daly – PPS at The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Gareth Davies – PPS at The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
- Dr James Davies – PPS at The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
- Brandon Lewis- Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
- Helen Whately – Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
- Damian Hinds – Security Minister
- George Freeman – Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
- Guy Opperman – Pensions Minister
- Chris Philip – Minister for Tech and Digital Economy
- James Cartilage – Courts Minister
- Michelle Donelan – Education Secretary
- Rebecca PoW – Environment Minister
- Lord Greenhalgh – Fire Minister
*A Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) is a Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom who acts as an unpaid assistant to a minister or shadow minister. They are chosen by Ministers and act as their eyes and ears in Parliament.
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Thanks for the update Alex.
I wonder if you will have to keep on re-doing the post throughout the afternoon and evening!
18 + 148 Conservative MPs who voted against PM Johnson in the Vote of Confidence + those (how many?) who have withdrawn their confidence in him since.
His government looks very shaky indeed, despite his fighting talk at PMQ.
Am updating as it happens