More Tory MPs join calls for UK PM to quit

Sue Gray report: More Tory MPs join calls for PM to quit over Partygate

May 26, 2022 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • John Baron, David Simmonds, Stephen Hammond and Julian Sturdy have joined a list of Conservative MPs urging the prime minister to resign.
  • But Downing Street's chief of staff, Stephen Barclay, said the prime minister had made a "significant change" to No 10 by shaking up his team and apologising for the lockdown-busting events.
  • In his statement, Tory MP David Simmonds said he had reflected on what the prime minister had said about Ms Gray's report, and taken on board the views of his constituents.
  • Media caption, Prime Minister Boris Johnson: I am humbled and I have learned a lesson The latest MP to announce his move was Mr Hammond, a former minister, who indicated he had sent a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson to the 1922 Committee.

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