Third senior UK minister resigns from govt

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has waved goodbye to a third cabinet minister in 24 hours. -EPA

Simon Hart has become the third senior British minister to resign from Boris Johnson's government, stepping down from his position as Welsh Secretary.

Hart's resignation came on the heels of the departure on Tuesday evening local time of the country's health and finance ministers, with many MPs from the ruling Conservative Party openly saying they want Johnson, prime minister since 2019, gone.  

"I have never been a massive fan of Ministerial resignations being the best means of forcing change," Hart wrote in his resignation letter.

"Colleagues have done their upmost in private and public to help you turn the ship around, but it is with sadness that I feel we have passed the point where this is possible."