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Johnson might leave politics after his resignation

Headlines 11:42 10 Jul, 2022

Johnson has taken the betrayal of many of his own ministers “in sorrow, not in anger”, and is described by aides as mournful he cannot finish the job he set out to achieve in 2019

Johnson might leave politics after his resignation

The Prime Minister has retreated with his wife Carrie and their two children to the 16th-century grace-and-favor home in the Buckinghamshire countryside that they will soon lose the privilege of using, reports.

After a week that saw his own MPs and Cabinet revolt and force him from office, Boris Johnson is now thinking of leaving politics altogether.

Following a run of by-election defeats in southern Tory seats, Johnson has decided he cannot force a by-election in his marginal constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

But two well-placed sources said he is now deciding whether to follow in the footsteps of his immediate predecessor, Theresa May, and remain in the Commons, or to stand down at the next election.

Now, he may instead choose to return to the writing and after-dinner speaking that provided him with a lucrative income before he joined the Tory front bench in 2016.