Just how many Tories have been sacked or quit Boris Johnson’s Tory Party?

Boris Johnson’s premiership has deepened the unprecedented crisis facing Scotland & the rest of the UK, with the UK government now clearly pursuing an openly no deal Brexit strategy.

In his short time in office, Boris Johnson has already been defeated in parliament seven times out of seven – giving him a 100% record of defeat.

What’s more, he has officially lost his parliamentary majority – although with no thanks to Scotland’s 13 Tory MPs who continue to support Boris Johnson’s reckless actions and pursuit of a no-deal Brexit.

All together, 25 cabinet ministers, government ministers, MPs and MSPs have either quit, resigned or been sacked by Boris Johnson. Even Ruth Davidson has quit as leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

Here’s every single one of them and why they’ve quit (clue: a lot of them quit because they couldn’t support Boris Johnson’s no deal Brexit strategy 🙈).


October 2019

Rt Hon Rory Stewart MP, MP for Penrith and The Border, former Secretary of State for International Development. Resigned on 4 October in protest of Boris Johnson’s slide towards extremism and in opposition to his Brexit plans, announcing that he will not stand at the next election.

September 2019

Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Resigned on 7 September arguing there was “no evidence” that Boris Johnson was really seeking a deal with the European Union and was instead determined to deliver a no deal Brexit.

Jo Johnson MP, Boris Johnson’s brother & Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Quit as a minister and MP on 5 September saying he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest”!

Philip Lee MP, MP for Bracknell. Resigned on 3 September in opposition to Boris Johnson’s pursuit of a no deal Brexit. Lee’s resignation from the Tory party also officially noted the moment that Boris Johnson lost his parliamentary majority.

Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, former Chancellor of the Exchequer. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon David Gauke MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Anne Milton MP, MP for Guildford. Had the whip withdraw on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, former Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP, former Chancellor, Home Secretary, Education Secretary, Health Secretary, Justice Secretary and Father of the House. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Caroline Nokes MP, former Minister of Immigration. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Antoinette Sandbach MP, MP for Eddisbury. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Nicholas Soames MP, MP for Mid Sussex. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP, former Attorney General. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, former Secretary of State for Education. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Rt Hon Greg Clarke MP, former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Sam Gyimah MP, former Minister for Universities. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Stephen Hammond MP, former Minister for Health. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Margot James MP, former Minister for Digital & Creative Industries. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Richard Harrington MP, MP for Watford. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Guto Bebb MP, former Minister for Defence. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Ed Vaizey MP, MP for Wantage. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Steve Brine MP, MP for Winchester. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury. Had the whip withdrawn on 3 September by Boris Johnson for opposing the UK government’s no deal Brexit strategy.

August 2019

Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Resigned on 29 August citing Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy as part of the reason, alongside the desire to spend more time with her new son and partner, for her resignation.