Boris Johnson loses Chief of Staff and Private Secretary making it four Downing Street resignations in one day

Martin Reynolds, the PM's Principal Private Secretary and Downing Street Chief of Staff Dan Rosenfield have both resigned

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Martin Reynolds, the Prime Minister's principal private secretary, and Dan Rosenfield, the Prime Minister's chief of staff.
Martin Reynolds, the Prime Minister's principal private secretary, and Dan Rosenfield, the Prime Minister's chief of staff.

Downing Street chief of staff Dan Rosenfield and the Prime Minister’s principal private secretary Martin Reynolds have resigned, according to reports.

A No 10 spokesperson said: “Dan Rosenfield offered his resignation to the Prime Minister earlier today, which has been accepted.

“Martin Reynolds also informed the Prime Minister of his intention to stand down from his role as Principal Private Secretary and the Prime Minister has agreed to this.

“He has thanked them both for their significant contribution to government and No 10, including work on the pandemic response and economic recovery.

“They will continue in their roles while successors are appointed, and recruitment for both posts is underway.”

Mr Reynolds is to return to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.