Rishi Sunak follows Javid and resigns from Johnson’s Cabinet Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Mr Javid said he could not continue in his post “in good conscience” after losing confidence in Boris Johnson’s leadership. This follows the revelation Mr Johnson admitted he was aware of a misconduct complaint against former deputy chief whip, Chris Pincher, who was suspended from the party following allegations of sexual misconduct last week. Related articles Take GP service off life support, medics tell Sajid Javid Putin channelling Stalin with terrifying starvation plan But Mr Javid’s replacement has been named as Steve Barclay, who … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s fightback begins as new Chancellor, Health and Education Secretaries named
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Steve Barclay has been appointed as health secretary, Downing Street has announced. Mr Barclay was previously the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and chief of staff for Downing Street. It comes after Sajid Javid's shock resignation, which was followed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The two senior cabinet ministers spectacularly quit earlier on Tuesday evening as Boris Johnson battled to remain in Number 10 amid growing questions over his handling of the row over disgraced deputy chief whip Chris Pincher's conduct. Politics hub: Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit - follow live reaction Advertisement Mr Pincher quit as deputy chief whip last week following claims that he groped two men at the upmarket Carlton Club, but Mr Johnson knew about allegations against him as far back as 2019. The prime minister acknowledged he should have sacked Mr Pincher when he was found to have behaved inappropriately when he was a Foreign Office minister in 2019, … [Read more...] about Steve Barclay appointed as health secretary after Sajid Javid’s resignation
Published 23 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have resigned from Boris Johnson's cabinet. The chancellor and the health secretary are key roles in government and the roles will need to be filled. But while the prime minister considers who to appoint to these crucial jobs, he'll be wondering who is staying and who is going. Intentions clear: staying in the cabinet New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi New Health Secretary Steve Barclay New Education Secretary Michelle Donelan Deputy PM and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab Home Secretary Priti Patel Defence Secretary Ben Wallace Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng Foreign Secretary Liz Truss Scotland Secretary Alister Jack Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis Environment Secretary George Eustice Leader of the House Mark Spencer Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries … [Read more...] about Government resignations: Who is staying, who has gone?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have quit Boris Johnson's government, leading a wave of resignations. The chancellor, who quit moments after Mr Javid shortly after 6pm, said: "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning." In his letter to the prime minister , Mr Javid said he could "no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this government" as he referenced the tone and values of Mr Johnson reflecting "on your colleagues, your party and ultimately the country". He added: "It is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership - and you have therefore lost my confidence too." 'Very, very grave': Double blow for PM - Politics live Advertisement Their resignations led several junior ministers to quit their posts in … [Read more...] about Crisis for Boris Johnson as Sunak and Javid lead wave of resignations from government
Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed Boris Johnson's new chancellor after Rishi Sunak dramatically quit the role. He moves from the post of education secretary, a role which has now been awarded to former universities minister Michelle Donelan. The resignations of Mr Sunak and his fellow senior minister Sajid Javid have left the prime minister battling to remain in office amid questions about his handling of the row over MP Chris Pincher. Steve Barclay has been appointed to the role of health secretary, replacing Mr Javid. He was previously the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and chief of staff for Downing Street. Advertisement In his resignation letter , Mr Sunak said "the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously", adding: "I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning." 'It's all over': Johnson fights for political life - politics live updates … [Read more...] about Nadhim Zahawi made chancellor after Rishi Sunak resigns – as Steve Barclay replaces Sajid Javid as health secretary
Boris Johnson was facing the biggest leadership crisis of his premiership on Tuesday after Rishi Sunak quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary. The Prime Minister was battling to remain in No 10 as his handling of the row over scandal-hit former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher became the latest issue to raise questions over his judgment. A humiliating apology was unable to prevent the departure of two senior ministers and potential leadership rivals , with both writing incendiary resignation letters. Mr Sunak said ‘the public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously’, adding: ‘I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.’ Nadhim Zahawi was promoted to be the new Chancellor , with universities minister Michelle Donelan taking his place as Education Secretary. Mr Javid said the British people ‘expect integrity from their government’ but voters now believed Mr Johnson’s … [Read more...] about Boris’s leadership hangs in the balance after Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid quit
Boris Johnson's premiership is in tonight turmoil as he lost two Tory heavyweights from his Cabinet - the Chancellor and Health Secretary. Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid this evening resigned minutes after each other, insisting they could no longer support the Prime Minister's leadership. The pair who held two of the most powerful roles in British Government felt they could no longer hold their positions as Mr Johnson made a grovelling apology over the Chris Pincher scandal. In a devastating letter, Mr Javid said the British people “expect integrity from their government” but voters now believed Mr Johnson’s administration was neither competent nor “acting in the national interest”. Following suit, Mr Sunak said in a separate letter to the PM: "The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously”. Boris Johnson in cabinet this morning ( Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Bombshell cabinet resignations so far... Rishi Sunak … [Read more...] about Full list of Cabinet ministers backing Boris Johnson – and those still silent