Boris Johnson gestures as he attends a media briefing on a Covid-19 update in the Downing Street briefing room in central London. File/Agence France-Presse
He did not apologise for the scandals that eventually ended his premiership, from revelations of boozy partying in his office during COVID-19 lockdowns and the handling of sexual abuse complaints in the party.
Below is a summary of some of those who could be in the frame to replace him. There is no clear favourite and they are not listed in order of likely prospects.
Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected opposition calls to resign for attending lockdown parties but accepted that a rule that ministers should lose their jobs if they had knowlingly misled parliament applied to him.
“Sunak is the better performer of the two by far, but the question is whether he can demonstrate that and use it to get across an effective message in the time available to him,” said polling guru Prof Sir John Curtice, of Strathclyde University.
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Nikki Haley didn’t narrow the margin with Donald Trump in her home state’s primary on Saturday. But in her losing bid to win South Carolina, she finally drew blood against the presumptive Republican nominee. Haley spent the last month doing what her supporters have been waiting
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