Simon Hart resigns as Secretary of State for Wales | Political news
Simon Hart has resigned as Secretary of State for Wales following Boris Johnson’s refusal to step down, despite calls from some of his own ministers to do so.
Mr Hart had previously been among cabinet ministers who told Mr Johnson he should listen to the overwhelming opinion of the Conservative Party and hand in his resignation, according to Sky News.
A senior Number 10 source told Sky News that Mr Johnson remains ‘absolutely defiant’ and ‘has no intention of resigning’, adding that the Prime Minister wants to ‘fight on’.
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Mr. Hart had held the position since 2019.
In his letter to Mr Johnson, Mr Hart said: “I have never been a big fan of ministerial resignations as being the best way to force change.
“Colleagues have done their best in private and in public to help you turn around, but it is with sadness that I feel we have passed the point where this is possible.”
Mr Hart became the third cabinet minister to step down after former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Mr Johnson sacked its upgrade secretary Michael Govewho would be one of the prime ministers in office to indicate that he was unhappy that the prime minister remained in office.