British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will be resigning as Conservative party leader but he will continue as Prime Minister until the autumn.
A Conservative leadership race will take place this summer and a new Prime Minister will be in place in time for the Tory party conference in October.
A No 10 source said Johnson spoke to the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, and agreed to stand down.
The confirmation came shortly after Boris Johnson’s newly appointed Education Secretary, Michelle Donelan resigned.
Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace had earlier withdrawn his support for Boris after Northern Ireland Secretary, Brandon Lewis resigned from his post
It is the third day of a steady stream of resignations from Boris Johnson’s government, with over 50 members gone.