WATCH: Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resignation speech

Boris Johnson made a statement at 12.30pm on Thursday (July 7) after reports he is to resign as Conservative Party leader.

Number 10 sources said this morning that Mr Johnson would remain as Prime Minister until a successor is appointed, anticipating that to be in time for the party’s annual conference in the autumn.

However, a number of Conservatives have made clear that the Mr Johnson should be out of Downing Street before then.

Watch his statement here.

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