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UK Political Crisis Live: Boris Quits as Tory Chief, Liz Truss Hails Decision

Catch all the latest updates on the UK political crisis here.

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation as the Conservative Party's leader on Thursday, 7 July.

"I will serve as the prime minister until a new leader is in place," Johnson said in his address.

This comes amid calls for the appointment of an interim PM growing stronger within Johnson's political party.

Shortly before resigning, the leader appointed a full replacement Cabinet, with James Cleverly's appointment as the new Education Secretary being among the latest.

Snapshot
  • The departure comes after a spate of resignations from the Johnson-led British Cabinet, citing his leadership as a reason

  • Johnson's resignation has triggered a leadership election for a new Tory leader who will go on to become the new prime minister

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7:00 PM , 07 Jul

'New Page in EU-UK Relations': EU's Brexit Negotiator

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier took to Twitter to express that his resignation "opens a new page in relations with the UK."

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6:28 PM , 07 Jul

'Johnson Cannot Stay On': Tory MP Chris Loder 

Conservative MP Chris Loder has joined the chorus that Johnson should not be allowed to stay as PM till autumn.

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6:00 PM , 07 Jul

Glimpses From 10 Downing Street

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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves after reading a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Johnson said Thursday he will remain as British prime minister while a leadership contest is held to choose his successor.

    (Photo: PTI/Frank Augstein)

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    Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader, in London, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Johnson said Thursday he will remain as British prime minister while a leadership contest is held to choose his successor.

    (Photo: PTI)

5:56 PM , 07 Jul

'Concentrating on the Job': Priti Patel Remains Home Secretary

In a statement published minutes before PM's announcement, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she is concentrating on the job at hand and will continue to lead the Great Office of the State.

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Published: 07 Jul 2022, 4:50 PM IST
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