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Rishi Sunak resigns

14:24, Friday, 05 July, 2024
Rishi Sunak resigns

Rishi Sunak has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party after Labour won a landslide in the general election, saying "I am sorry".

Mr Sunak said he would not leave his role immediately.

"I would like to say, first and foremost, I am sorry. I have given this job my all," he said on the steps of 10 Downing Street.

"I have heard your anger, your disappointment and I take responsibility for this loss."

He added: "I am honoured to have been your prime minister, this is the best country in the world".

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