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Full list: the Tory MPs who have quit Boris's government

6 July 2022

7:59 AM

6 July 2022

7:59 AM

Boris Johnson’s week has gone from bad to worse. Following partygate, two bruising by-election losses in Tiverton and Honiton and Wakefield, the Chris Pincher sleaze scandal gripping Westminster has proved to be the final straw for some. With discontent and frustration reaching fever pitch in the Tory party, here is the full list of which cabinet ministers have resigned and which are still backing the PM.

Cabinet ministers who have resigned from Boris Johnson’s government:


Junior ministers, trade envoys and party officials who have resigned from Boris Johnson’s government:

Parliamentary private secretaries and others who have resigned from Boris Johnson’s government:

Cabinet ministers backing Boris Johnson:

  • Michael Gove, levelling up secretary (5 July)
  • Liz Truss, foreign secretary (5 July)
  • Alister Jack, Scotland secretary (5 July)
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg, Brexit opportunities minister (5 July)
  • Suella Braverman, attorney general (5 July)
  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan, international trade secretary (5 July)
  • Priti Patel, home secretary (5 July)
  • Kwasi Kwarteng, business secretary (5 July)
  • Dominic Raab, deputy prime minister and justice secretary (5 July)
  • Baroness Evans, leader of the House of Lords (5 July)
  • Nadhim Zahawi, newly-appointed chancellor (6 July)

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