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Boris Johnson finally stands down: what Sheffield MPs have been saying

The Prime Minister agrees to resign after days of pressure, despite support from Sheffield's only Tory MP.

The number10 on the door of the Prime Minister's official residence in Downing Street
Sergeant Tom Robinson RLC

As the Today Programme runs past 9am for the first time since the Brexit referendum, and #ClownFall trends on Twitter, Boris Johnson has finally agreed to stand down. After somehow surviving crisis after crisis during his leadership and digging his heels in every time, the pressure of an unprecedented number of cabinet resignations has led the Prime Minister to admit defeat this morning.

Sheffield MPs have been speaking up on Twitter about the Prime Minister's reluctance to take responsibility for the relentless scandals under his watch.

Miriam Cates, Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, who yesterday supported Johnson to stay in the role despite Partygate, despite sexual assaults allegedly committed by fellow Tory MPs, despite so many Covid deaths, did a last-minute U-turn when it became clear the PM's time was up.

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