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Ministerial resignations outside reshuffles by prime minister, 1979 to June 2023

Ministerial resignations under John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak.

A line chart showing the number of ministerial resignations outside of reshuffles under each prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, over the course of their time in office. Theresa May and Boris Johnson both have high numbers of resignations, with steep increases towards the end of their tenure. Rishi Sunak has now seen six ministerial resignations from his government, meaning he has had the most of any recent prime minister at this point in his tenure, around eight months in.


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