Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a call to resign from his own benches at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today.
Tory MP David Davis told Johnson: “You are sat there too long for the good you have done. In the name of God, go.”
Former Brexit secretary Davis highlighted an interview given by Johnson yesterday, where he said he had not been told a Downing Street party was against the rules.
He said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that.”
News broke minutes before Johnson arrived in the house that Christian Wakeford, the Tory MP for red wall seat Bury South, had defected to the Labour party.
Arriving to deafening jeers, Johnson said it was not time for him to resign, and called for Lib Dem MP Wendy Chamberlain to “contain her impatience” ahead of Sue Gray’s report.