He did not apologise for the scandals that eventually ended his premiership, from revelations of boozy partying in his office during COVID-19 lockdowns and the handling of sexual abuse complaints in the party.
Below is a summary of some of those who could be in the frame to replace him. There is no clear favourite and they are not listed in order of likely prospects.
The foreign secretary, who will replace Boris Johnson as PM on Tuesday, walked past her rival without acknowledging him on her way to give her victory speech
Johnson won the backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers in a secret ballot, more than the simple majority needed to remain in power, but still a significant rebellion of 148 MPs.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fight on Wednesday to defend his premiership after it was revealed a “bring your own bottle” gathering was held at his official residence during the first coronavirus lockdown.
There is always a moment when an opposition party starts to look like a government in waiting. At the end of the 2009 Conservative Party conference, David Cameron lined up his shadow cabinet behind him – George Osborne, William Hague, Liam Fox, Theresa May, Andrew Mitchell, the list goes on – and it seemed inevitable to the
We are at the last-moment doubts stage of the defenestration of Boris Johnson. Conservative MPs have decided that the prime minister must go. What is holding them back is not knowing what will happen next. They think Rishi Sunak would win the leadership
A few thousand miles away, Ukraine had just been invaded by Russia — but in his home state of sunny Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis was centre stage. At the Conservative Political Action Conference — known by its friends
One Conservative leadership campaign is active in Portcullis House, the annexe to parliament where MPs and journalists mingle, sharing tea, coffee and (in my case) Danish pastries. Jeremy Hunt’s supporters are promoting him as the answer