Prime Minister Boris Johnson may have resigned as leader of the Conservative Party but he will remain as PM until autumn.
A snap poll last night of Conservative Party members on the Conservative Post website show an overwhelming majority (93%) had confidence in Boris Johnson and wanted him to carry on as their leader.
The man responsible for delivering Brexit, orchestrating a world leading vaccine deployment, getting us out of lockdown and leading the world against Putin has today stood down from the Conservative Party after 57 ministers turned against him.
A swathe of MPs took their move to oust the PM after Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid dramatically called time earlier this week.
Thanks to Boris Johnson since leaving the EU, the UK has now signed over 70 new free trade deals with Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan saying more countries are “queuing up” to get post-Brexit deals with Britain.
In 2019 Mr Johnson saw off the socialist threat posed by Labour and Jeremy Corbyn when he won his historic 80-seat majority at the general election.
Just one month later he delivered on honouring the result of the 2016 EU referendum as he “got Brexit done.”
The PM then led Britain through the pandemic before helping the country get back on its feet with the UK’s world-leading vaccination rollout.
In recent months the Prime Minister has led the world in coordinating the West’s united response to standing up to Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine.
Six years since the referendum, the British economy is also outperforming the eurozone’s. UK had growth in 2021 of 7.4% (versus 5.3% in the eurozone) and in 2022 is predicted to be 3.7% (versus 2.8% in Europe).
No 10 source this morning 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.
“The Prime Minister will make a statement to the country today.”
Mr Johnson stepping down as Conservative Party leader is less than three years after first entering Downing Street in the top job.
The Uxbridge MP entered Downing Street to replace Theresa May on July 24 2019.