UK ministers Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resign from government – BBC News

The UK chancellor and health secretary have resigned from government, saying they no longer have confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Rishi Sunak said the public expected government to be conducted “properly, competently and seriously”, while Sajid Javid said government was not “acting in the national interest”.

Meanwhile, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has been picked as chancellor and Steve Barclay, Johnson’s chief of staff, now becomes health secretary.

The two resignations came minutes after the PM apologised for appointing MP Chris Pincher to a government role after being told about a misconduct complaint against the MP.

Mr Pincher has denied allegations of sexual misconduct.

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This news story originally appeared at Politics - Social Gov on14 September 2022