Nadhim Zahawi has called for Boris Johnson to resign in a public statement released this morning.

Zahawi was recently hired as the Chancellor of the Exchequer to replace Rishi Sunak after he gave his resignation.

In his statement, he claimed the situation is "not sustainable and it will only get worse" for both Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party.

He continued: "You must do the right thing and go now"

These resignations come after Boris Johnson has been forced into a humiliating apology over his handling of the Chris Pincher row after it emerged he had forgotten about being told of previous allegations of “inappropriate” conduct.

Mr Pincher quit as deputy chief whip last week following claims that he groped two men at a private members’ club, but Mr Johnson was told about allegations against him as far back as 2019.

Boris Johnson admitted “it was a mistake” to give scandal-hit former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher his government role and said: “I apologise for it.”

On Wednesday evening, Johnson sacked Michael Gove and was later hit with the departure of a third Cabinet minister, Simon Hart as he also faced demands from the Attorney General to quit.

Johnson met ministers in No 10 on Wednesday, where he was told he had lost the confidence of the Tory party and should not continue in office – but refused to listen.

Gove was thought to have told the Prime Minister on Wednesday morning that it was time for him to quit.

This was followed by a delegation of Cabinet ministers going to No 10 to tell Johnson he should stand down after losing the trust of his MPs.

Nadhim Zahawi, who was only appointed Chancellor on Tuesday, was also thought to be among those telling Johnson to resign.