DLUHC ministers join exodus as pressure rises on Johnson

By Michael Burton | 06 July 2022

Local government minister Kemi Badenoch, levelling up minister Neil O'Brien and housing minister Stuart Andrew have become the latest politicians to quit over Boris Johnson’s leadership style.

In a joint letter to Mr Johnson, Ms Badenoch and Mr O'Brien said it had become 'increasingly clear that the Government cannot function given the issues that have come to light and the way in which they have been handled'.

They wrote: 'In good faith, we must ask that, for the good of the party and the country, you step aside.' 

In an earlier separate letter to Mr Johnson, Mr Andrew wrote: ‘There comes a time when you have to look at your own personal integrity and that time is now.

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