Boris Johnson offered his resignation at 12.30 p.m. today (Thursday 7th July). He had already spent the morning lining up a new unity Cabinet following a turbulent few days which saw many resignations. Greg Clark is the the new Levelling Up Secretary, James Cleverly the Education Secretary, Robert Buckland is returning as Welsh Secretary, and Shailesh Vara takes over as Northern Ireland Secretary. Kit Malthouse becomes Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
He will remain as Prime Minister until October, when the Tory’s will elect a new leader.
In response Keir Starmer has threatened to call a confidence vote to trigger an election.