Cabinet ministers backing Boris Johnson listed after Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resignations

28 ministers have quit from Boris Johnson's Government since he took office in 2019

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been left reeling following the resignations of chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid.

Their resignations mean that 28 ministers have quit from Mr Johnson’s Government since he took office.

But the majority of the cabinet have given their support for the Prime Minister:

Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid's resignations have prompted a spate of speculation over the PM's future.
Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid's resignations have prompted a spate of speculation over the PM's future.
Boris Johnson has been left reeling by Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak's resignations.
Boris Johnson has been left reeling by Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak's resignations.

- Dominic Raab, Justice Secretary

Staying, according to a source who said that he is “loyal”.

- Alister Jack, Scotland Secretary

Staying, saying in a statement that he was “sorry to see good colleagues resign”, but “I fully support the Prime Minister”.

Priti Patel is one of the key members of Boris Johnson's Cabinet pledging to remain.
Priti Patel is one of the key members of Boris Johnson's Cabinet pledging to remain.

- Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary

Staying, according to statement provided to Sky News.

- Nadine Dorries, Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Secretary

Staying, writing on Twitter that she was “100 (emoji) behind Boris Johnson, the PM who consistently gets all the big decisions right”.

- Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary

Staying, according to an ally who said she was “100% behind the PM”.

- Priti Patel, Home Secretary

GB News can confirm Ms Patel is staying and backs the Prime Minister.

- Suella Braverman, Attorney General

Staying, according to statement provided to Sky News.

- Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary

Staying, according to a source who said that “The Defence Secretary is not resigning”.

- Thérèse Coffey, Work and Pensions Secretary

Staying, according to a source in a statement to PA.