Boris Johnson became the third consecutive United Kingdom Prime Minister in the Conservative Party to resign their position.
In all, Johnson’s resignation makes it the 10th of such since the start of the 20th century.
Neville Chamberlain – A member of the Conservative Party who famously resigned after the outbreak of the Second World War.
Winston Churchill – Also a member of the Conservative Party. He resigned during his second term as Prime Minister due to ill-health in 1955. His second term lasted three years and 162 days.
Anthony Eden – A Conservative Party member who was forced to resign in 1957 due to the Suez Crisis. He served as the PM for a year and 279 days.
Harold Macmillan – Conservative Party member who resigned in 1963 following the Profumo scandal. He was the PM for six years and 282 days.
Margaret Thatcher – Famously called the Iron Lady, Thatcher was a Conservative Party member. She resigned in November 1990 after failing to win a majority in a party leadership election. She was the PM for 11 years and 209 days.
Tony Blair – First Labour Party PM in the 20th century.
He resigned as leader of the Labour Party in June 2007 during his third term as the PM as his popularity plunged following the invasion of Iraq. He was in power for more than 10 years.
Gordon Brown – Also a member of the Labour Party.
He resigned as the PM and leader of his party after losing the 2010 general election. He was PM for two years and 319 days.
David Cameron – Conservative Party.
He resigned after the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum. He was PM for six years and 64 days.
Theresa May – Conservative Party.
She resigned in July 2019 after being unable to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. She had been in power for three years and 12 days.
Boris Johnson – Conservative Party.
He announced his resignation on July 7, 2022, after losing support from his party following a series of scandals. He was PM for just two years and exactly 348 days.