Rishi Sunak & Sajid Javid Resign From Government

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

5 Jul 2022

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have both resigned from government claiming to have lost faith in PM Boris Johnson’s leadership.

Mr Sunak said in an open letter addresed to the PM that “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.”

Mr Javid published his resignation letters just minutes before saying he could no longer continue in the role “in good conscience”.

It came after Mr Johnson admitted “it was a mistake” to give scandal-hit former deputy chief whip Mr Pincher his government role despite having been informed of allegations made against him.