The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has resigned saying he “can no longer continue in good conscience”.
Sajid Javid announced his resignation on Twitter on July 5 and posted a copy of the letter he sent to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
I have spoken to the Prime Minister to tender my resignation as Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
It has been an enormous privilege to serve in this role, but I regret that I can no longer continue in good conscience. pic.twitter.com/d5RBFGPqXp
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 5, 2022
In his letter, Javid states it has been a “privilege” to serve as health secretary but adds he “can no longer continue in good conscience”.
“We [Conservative party] may not have always been popular, but we have been competent in acting in the national interest,” the letter adds.
“Sadly, in the current circumstances, the public are concluding that we are now neither.
“The vote of confidence last month showed that a large number of our colleagues agree.
“I regret to say, however, that it is clear to me that this situation will not change under your leadership and you have therefore lost my confidence too.”
Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has also resigned after former deputy chief whip, Chris Pincher, was accused of groping two men in a private members club.
Last month, Javid celebrated his first year as health secretary after he was appointed in June 2021. He also recently published the government’s digital health and care plan which included £2billion being allocated to help bring the health system into the 21st century.