Liz Truss says she supports Boris Johnson '100%' despite being one of the favourites to take over

Ms Truss said she found out about the police investigation into partygate after Cabinet met on Tuesday.

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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she supports Boris Johnson “100%".

Asked if Mr Johnson should resign if he has broken the law or misled Parliament, she told Sky News: “The Prime Minister has appeared before Parliament, he has apologised for what has happened.

“He’s admitted that mistakes were made and I 100% support him, and want him to continue as Prime Minister".

Ms Truss said she found out about the police investigation into partygate after Cabinet met on Tuesday.

She said: “I was aware yesterday there would be a police investigation. Personally, I was aware after Cabinet".

Asked if the PM should have told her before, she said: “The police are … operationally independent from the Government, so I think it’s right that the Government finds out after the police have made that decision.”

Ms Truss added that there may be "security issues" that could make parts of Sue Gray's report "problematic to publish".

Asked if the report will be published in full, Ms Truss told Sky News: “We have been absolutely clear that we will publish the findings of the report.

“We don’t know the content of the report, so there could be, for example, security issues that mean parts of it are problematic to publish. But we will absolutely publish the findings of the report".

The Foreign Secretary said No 10 had still not received the Sue Gray report on Wednesday morning.

Ms Truss was asked on Sky News: “Are we right in saying that Downing Street hasn’t yet received the Sue Gray report?”

She responded: “That’s correct. And, of course, it’s an independent report, it’s a matter for Sue Gray when she sends that report, when she’s completed her work.”