Liz Truss has resigned as United Kingdom’s prime minister. She issued a statement outside Downing Street, the PM’s official residence.
Truss had been meeting the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Members of Parliament as more of her Conservative Party MPs called for her to quit.
Deputy Prime Minister Therese Coffey and Tory party chairman Jake Berry have also been at Downing Street.
Truss’s premiership came under renewed pressure after the home secretary resigned and a chaotic vote on fracking.
More than a dozen Conservative MPs have now publicly called on her to step down – with the number growing by the hour.
There was fury on Wednesday evening around the vote and the methods used to get MPs to vote with the government.
Credits: BBC News