DOWNING STREET confirmed that Boris Johnson has accepted that he must resign and will make an announcement within hours.
Two more ministers have resigned – Richard Graham resigned as trade envoy, and Environment Minister Rebecca Pow stepped down.
Graham said, “I resigned earlier this morning after serving three prime ministers for ten years as their trade envoy. Trust is everything.”
Pow said: “Earlier this morning, I tendered my resignation as environment minister.
“Values, integrity and the morals by which I live are at stake, and the needs of the country must always come first.”
Fifty-nine ministers have now resigned ahead of Boris Johnson’s resignation announcement.