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Factbox-Resignations in protest of UK Prime Minister Johnson so far

LONDON (Reuters) – Eleven British lawmakers have left Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government in less than 24 hours, including finance minister Rishi Sunak, saying the British leader no longer has their confidence and plunging his government into crisis.

The departures started late Tuesday afternoon with Health Secretary Sajid Javid quitting just after 6 o’clock (1700 GMT). Sunak’s resignation letter followed just nine minutes later.

Here are those who have stepped down so far:

Wednesday:

– Will Quince, minister for children and families and a Member of Parliament (MP) since May 2015

– Laura Trott, Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Department of Transport and an MP since December 2019

– Robin Walker, minister of state for school standards and an MP since May 2010

Tuesday:

– Rishi Sunak, Finance Minister and an MP since May 2015

– Sajid Javid, Health Secretary and an MP since May 2010

– Bim Afolami, Conservative Party Vice Chair and MP for Hitchin and Harpenden since June 2017

– Saqib Bhatti, PPS to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and an MP since December 2019

– Jonathan Gullis, PPS to Secretary Of State for Northern Ireland and an MP since December 2019

– Nicola Richards, PPS for Department of Transport and an MP since December 2019

– Alex Chalk, Solicitor General for England and Wales, and an MP since May 2015

– Virginia Crosbie, PPS to the Wales Office and an MP since December 2019

(Reporting by Muvija M; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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