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06th Jul 2022

Boris Johnson has sacked Michael Gove

April Curtin

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Mr Gove said he was unhappy with Mr Johnson being PM

Boris Johnson has sacked Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove, it has been confirmed.

It comes just hours after Mr Gove said he was unhappy with the prime minister staying in his position, Sky News understands.

Commenting on the news, a Number 10 source said: “You can’t have a snake who is not with you on any of the big arguments who then gleefully tells the press the leader has to go.”

Mr Johnson had vowed to keep going on Wednesday, despite dozens of Tory MPs departing in the last 24 hours. Former health secretary Sajid Javid and chancellor Rishi Sunak were amongst those who quit.