"I am pleased Boris Johnson is to resign. Yesterday, I told the Chief Whip I had no confidence in the Prime Minister and I asked him to convey my view that he should resign.
I will stay on in my PPS role at the Department for Work and Pensions. I work for a wonderful secretary of state and I feel helping to ensure this important department carries on its good work must come first. DWP is at the forefront of the government’s response to the cost-of-living crisis.
We should be proud of what the government has achieved so far. We have got Brexit done, weathered the pandemic, given international leadership to thwart Russian aggression and we have delivered on our manifesto.
It is disappointing the Prime Minister has had to go in these circumstances but it is right he has done so."