Who is still staying loyal to Boris Johnson after shock resignations?

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Who is still staying loyal to Boris Johnson after shock resignations?
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Boris Johnson’s leadership has been rocked by the shock resignation of his Chancellor Rishi Sunak hot on the heels of Health Secretary Sajid Javid - but who is staying loyal to the Prime Minister?

With Downing Street braced for even more ministerial resignations, several Cabinet ministers were said to be remaining loyal to Mr Johnson including Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

Nadine Dorries, also backed Mr Johnson, tweeting: “I’m not sure anyone actually doubted this, however, I am behind @BorisJohnson 100 per cent the PM who consistently gets all the big decisions right.”

Other cabinet members staying supportive include potential leadership candidate Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey.

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke were also reported to be staying.

The Standard also understands that Defence Secretary Ben Wallace will not be resigning.

It came as Jacob Rees-Mogg said that he was backing Mr Johnson calling him a man of integrity who “made a mistake”.

The Brexit Opportunities Minister told Sky News: “There are rumours that swirl around and some of them are false and some of them turn out to be true. But a prime minister cannot possibly govern and appoint on the basis of rumour. It simply wouldn’t be just.”

Mr Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row after it emerged he had forgotten about being told of previous allegations of “inappropriate” conduct.

Mr Pincher quit as deputy chief whip last week following claims that he groped two men at a private members’ club, but Mr Johnson was told about allegations against him as far back as 2019.

The Prime Minister acknowledged he should have sacked Mr Pincher when he was found to have behaved inappropriately when he was a Foreign Office minister in 2019.

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